Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1867-A thaler Dav-729

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Heritage sale 3038, lot 34581
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This specimen was lot 34581 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Friedrich Franz II Proof Taler 1867-A PR66 PCGS. Berlin, (A), mint. 25th year of reign commemorative. Virtually never encountered in Proof." It was offered again in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, CA, September 2016), where it sold for $1,527.50. Mecklenburg-Schwerin lies in the far north of Germany on the Baltic Sea. This type is fairly unusual but is not rare in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: 10,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-A311, Dav-729.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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