Prussia 1783-E thaler Dav-2590

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Künker sale 293, lot 358
This specimen was lot 358 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,752 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Friedrich II. der Große, 1740-1786. Reichstaler preuß. 1783, E, Königsberg. Leicht justiert, vorzüglich Exemplar der Slg. Bernhard Terletzki. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick II (the Great), 1740-86, thaler of 1783, Konigsberg mint. Light adjustment marks, extremely fine, from the Bernhard Terletzki collection)"
This type was struck 1775-86 at Berlin, Breslau and Konigsberg (shown here). It is common in circulated condition, tho Konigsberg issues obtain a slight premium.

Recorded mintage: 170,894.

Specification: 22.72 g, .750 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2590, Old. 111 b 2; Kluge 132.3, KM-332.3.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [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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