Prussia 1750-A thaler Dav-2582

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Künker sale 293, lot 338
This specimen was lot 338 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Friedrich II. der Große, 1740-1786. Reichstaler preuß. 1750, A, Berlin. Vorzüglich. Exemplar der Slg. Bernhard Terletzki. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick II (the Great), 1740-86, thaler of 1750, Berlin mint. Extremely fine.)"
This type, issued from Breslau and Berlin 1750-52, is the second thaler issued by Frederick the Great after the very rare type of 1741 (Dav-2581). Despite the bold label, "EIN REICHS THALER," it was not, being reduced in weight and fineness.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 22.72 g, .750 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2582, Old. 9 c 2; Kluge 56.2, KM-255.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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