Pfalz 1777-AS thaler Dav-2544

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Künker sale 293, lot 1109
Künker sale 293, lot 1110
The first specimen was lot 1109 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €340 (about US$458 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PFALZ, KURFÜRSTENTUM, Karl Theodor, 1743-1799. Konv.-Taler 1777, Mannheim. Feine Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich/vorzüglich. (Germany, electorate of the palatinate, Charles Theodore, 1743-99, convention thaler of 1777, Mannheim mint. Fine patina, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 1110 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,200 (about US$2,965 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PFALZ, KURFÜRSTENTUM, Karl Theodor, 1743-1799. Konv.-Taler 1777, Mannheim. Seltene Porträtvariante mit kleinerem Kopf. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Prachtexemplar. Stempelglanz. (Germany, electorate of the palatinate, Charles Theodore, 1743-99, convention thaler of 1777, Mannheim mint. Rare vriety with small head; rare in this quality, proof example, uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1773-77 and is fairly common for the locale. The Palatinate and Bavaria were merged when the last elector of Bavaria died in 1795. Most of the Palatinate was occupied and then annexed by France soon after.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Haas 89; Slg. Memmesh. 2528; Dav-2544; KM 21.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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