Nurnberg 1779-KR thaler Dav-2495
This specimen was lot 678 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Nurnberg. Taler, 1779-KR. Joseph II (1764-90). NGC MS-63. Lovely toning with an excellent strike and surfaces." This type is listed for 1765, 1768 and 1779 and is among the later thalers from the city, which was annexed to Bavaria about 1802.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Catalog reference: Dav-2495; KM-351.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.