Pfalz 1700-IL thaler Dav-7179

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 981
Pfalz-Neuburg 1700 thaler rev JElsen 121-981.jpg
This specimen was lot 981 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it sold for €7,500 (about US$12,013 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
" ALLEMAGNE, PALATINAT-NEUBURG, Johann Wilhelm (1690-1716), AR Taler, 1700 IL, Heidelberg (Johann Linck). Droit: B. drapé et cuirassé à droite, coiffé d'une grande perruque. Revers: Grand écu ovale couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Extrêmement Rare. Très beau portrait baroque. Superbe. (Germany, electorate of Pfalz-Neuburg, John William (1690-1716). silver thaler of 1700, Heidelberg mint. Obverse: draped and armored bust to right wearing full wig; reverse: crowned oval arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Extremely rare, very handsome baroque portrait, extremely fine.)"
Thalers from Pfalz are generally scarce and this one-year type is no exception.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,17 g.

Catalog reference: KM 150, Exter, I, 330, 320; Slg. Memmesheimer 2387; Dav-7179.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 121, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2014.

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