Prussia 1701-CG thaler Dav-2553A

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Kunker sale 263, lot 682
This specimen was lot 682 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €3,500 (about US$4,521 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Friedrich (III.) I. 1701-1713. Reichstaler 1701, CG, Königsberg, auf seine Krönung. R Kl. Prägeschwäche, vorzüglich. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick I, 1701-13, thaler of 1701, Königsberg mint, on his coronation. Scarce, lightly cleaned, extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for 1701 only and is rare. It and the accompanying types of 1701 (KM 16 and KM 15) were doubtless struck to celebrate the ascension of the elector Frederick to his new title of king of Prussia. This is the last coin which should be listed under both Prussia and Brandenburg.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 28.6 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2553 A; v. Schr. 402, KM 14.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • 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.

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