Regensburg (1711-12) thaler Dav-2612

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Jean Elsen list 259, lot 998
Regensburg c1711 thaler rev JElsen 259-998.jpg
Sincona sale 51, lot 3276
The first specimen was lot 998 in Jean Elsen price list 259 (Brussels, January-March 2012), where it was offered at € 6,000. The catalog[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, RATISBONNE (REGENSBURG), Ville impériale, AR Taler, s.d. (vers 1711-1712), Au titre de Charles VI. Droit: B. l., drapé et cuirassé à droite. Revers: Cartouche orné aux armes de la ville. Extrêmement Rare. Belle patine. Superbe à Fleur de Coin (Germany, City of Regensburg, silver thaler, undated (c. 1711-12), in the name of Charles VI. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored bust to right; reverse: ornate arms of the city. Extremely rare, nice toning, EF - Unc.)"
The second specimen was lot 3276 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted,
"Taler o. J. (um 1711-1712). Mit Titel Karls VI. Variierendes Brustbild mit nach vorn gezogener Schulter, darunter die Signatur Ö (Stempelschneider Christoph Daniel Öxlein). Beckenbauer 6166. Selten. Fast vorzüglich. Kleine Kratzer. Feine Patina. (Germany, city of Regensburg, undated thaler, struck in the name of Charles VI, variety with the king's shoulder pulled forward, engraver's initial below. Rare, About extremely fine, Small scratches, Nice toning.)"
This type is rare as stated. It is accompanied by a double thaler (Dav-2611) and triple thaler (Dav-2610). Varieties exist with the engraver's initials added. Regensburg passed to Bavaria in 1803.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, the first specimen 29,21 g; the second specimen 29.02 g.

Catalog reference: KM 257, Beckenbauer, 6163; Dav-2612.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 259, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2012.
  • [2]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018

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