Prussia 1771-B thaler Dav-2586

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3058
This specimen was lot 3058 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Brandenburg-Prussia, Friedrich II. 1740-1786 Taler 1771 B. Breslau. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick II, 1740-86, thaler of 1771, Breslau mint. Rare in this condition. Extremely fine.)"
This product of the Breslau mint in Silesia is fairly common but scarcer than the Berlin mint product. It was struck 1764-72.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver, this specimen 22.21 g.

Catalog reference: Olding 85b. Kluge 125.6; Dav-2586; KM 306.2.

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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