Nurnberg 1721 thaler Dav-2476

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UBS sale 85, lot 377
This specimen was lot 377 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND, Nürnberg, Stadt, Taler 1721. Titel Karl VI. Gekrönter Adler fliegt über Stadtansicht. Rv. Belorbeertes, geharnischtes Brustbild des Kaisers nach rechts. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich-fast vorzüglich." (Free city of Nuremberg, thaler of 1721, issued in the name of emperor Charles VI. Crowned eagle flies over the city; reverse: bewigged, armored bust of the emperor facing right. Nice Extremely Fine.)
This one-year type has the date in a chronogram, a fad popular in Germany. The capital letters in the obverse legend, when converted to Roman numerals and added up, make 1721. Six, eight and ten ducats were struck with these dies. The city was annexed to Bavaria in 1806.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,15 g.

Catalog reference: Kellner 269, Dav-2476, KM 113.2.


  • 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]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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