Prussia 1765-A 1/2 thaler

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 32966
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32866 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $336. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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