Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1870-A thaler Dav-732
This specimen was lot 24743 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Friedrich Wilhelm Taler 1870-A, Proof 63 NGC, reflective surfaces with exceptionally sharp design features, very rare type in Proof." This is the only thaler issued from this locality during the eighteenth century. Enough were saved that it is not rare.
Recorded mintage: 50,000.
Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .535 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 100, Dav-732.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.