Mainz 1795-IA 1/2 thaler

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Heritage sale 3038, lot 34579
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 34579 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mainz. Friedrich Karl Joseph 1/2 Taler 1795-IA MS64 PCGS. Appealing battleship gray toning with not a hint of wear. A select example, hard to locate this choice." This one year type is somewhat scarce but, like most German minors, priced much lower than the equivalent thaler. The archbishopric was mediatized and partitioned in 1803.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-408.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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