Munster 1761 thaler Dav-2470

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20974
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20974 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,610. The catalog description[1] noted, "Munster. Sede Vacante Taler 1761, MS63 NGC, lightly toned with silvery mint luster, obverse with Charlemagne standing with sword and imperial orb. Very scarce and popular type, especially in mint state." The bishops of Munster issued thalers on occasion during the early eighteenth century but this "sede vacante" issue of 1761 is the last. All of the ecclesiastical states in Germany were mediatized by Napoleon and handed over to his allies in 1800-06.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2470, KM 199.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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