Prussia 1765-A 1/2 thaler
This specimen was lot 32866 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $336. The catalog description noted, "Prussia. Friedrich II 1/2 Taler 1765-A MS63 NGC, Berlin mint. This type is virtually never seen in Mint State. Light silvery toning with enviable luster." Half thalers were not a common denomination in Prussia. This type was minted at Berlin, Konigsberg, Breslau and Magdeburg 1764-67 and is somewhat available.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 11.13 g, .750 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 304.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.