Lubeck 1776-HDF thaler Dav-2422

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1011
Lubeck in 1789
This specimen was lot 1011 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €400 (about US$517 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LÜBECK, STADT Reichstaler 1776, mit Titel Josefs II. und dem Abzeichen des Bürgermeisters Daniel Haeks. Brustwappen der Rückseite min. nachgraviert, sonst vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Lubeck, thaler of 1776, in the name of Joseph II and the badge of the mayor. Arms on the eagle on the reverse incompletely engraved, otherwise extremely fine.)"
Lubeck, long a Hanseatic city, retained her independence until the arrival of Napoleonic armies about 1806. Her freedom was restored in 1813 and the free city status maintained until the 1930's. It is now part of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. This type is accompanied by a rare double thaler (Dav-2421).

Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.

Specification: 29.20 g, 0.888 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 185, Behrens 197 a; J. 37, Dav-2422.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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