Prussia 1701-CS thaler Dav-2554A
This specimen was lot 683 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $9,987.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Prussia. Taler, 1701-CS. NGC MS-64. RARE. Highest certified example. Reflective mottled toning with nice details. An exceptional museum quality example and a real prize for any collection. From the Rockaway Collection." This type is listed for 1701 only and is rare. It and the accompanying types of 1701 (KM 14 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.
Catalog reference: Dav-2554a: KM-16.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.