Prussia 1784-A thaler Dav-2590
This specimen was lot 1445 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it sold for $141.60. The catalog description noted, "Prussia, German States, reichsthaler, 1784-A. Lightly gold-toned VF with a few tiny pockmarks in field and scuffs near rim, good contrast around letters." This type was struck at Berlin (shown here), Breslau and Konigsberg 1775-86. These coins saw hard use and are frequently found heavily worn. As they were only .750 fine, they were spent and the issues of other principalities hoarded.
Recorded mintage: 3,347,496.
Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver, .537 troy oz AGW, this specimen 22.0 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-332.1, Dav-2590.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #12, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.
- 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.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.