Prussia 1755 thaler Dav-2592

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3057
This specimen was lot 3057 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 12,000 CHF (about US$14,392 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Brandenburg-Prussia, Friedrich II. 1740-1786 Taler 1755. ohne Münzzeichen, Berlin Handelsmünze. Mit Kerbrand. Von grösster Seltenheit. Sehr schön. Bearbeitet. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick II, 1740-86, thaler of 1755 without mintmark, Berlin mint. Of the highest rarity. Very fine, tooled.)"
The SCWC notes that this thaler, with its tiny mintage, is perhaps a pattern.

Recorded mintage: 16.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 28.02 g.

Catalog reference: Olding 369. Kluge 318; Dav-2592; KM 279.

Source:

  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • 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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