Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort 1769-WEW thaler Dav-2408

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Kunker sale 293, lot 983
Wertheim in 1789
This specimen was lot 983 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €600 (about US$809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LÖWENSTEIN, LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-ROCHEFORT, GRAFSCHAFT, Karl Thomas, 1735-1789. Konv.-Taler 1769, Wertheim. Äußerst seltene Variante. Attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich/vorzüglich. (Germany, county of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort, Charles Thomas, 1735-89, convention thaler of 1769, Wertheim mint. Extremely rare variety. Attractive example with fine patina, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This otherwise insignificant principality issued a series of thalers in 1766-69 (Dav-2402 thru -2408B). It was mediatized in 1806 and partitioned between Baden and Bavaria.

Recorded mintage: unknown but very scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Wibel 302 (dort unediert), KM 76, Dav-2408.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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