Regensburg (1745-50) thaler Dav-2617

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Stack's Bowers NYINC sale, lot 696
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This specimen was lot 696 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Regensburg. Taler, ND (1745-50). NGC MS-63. Struck in the name of Franz I of Austria. Dark iridescent toning. Nice strike and very attractive. From the Rockaway Collection." This silver thaler was minted in the free city of Regensburg sometime before 1750. It is one of a series of city view thalers issued 1737-62; the obverse features the bust of Francis of Lorraine, Holy Roman Emperor and husband of Maria Theresia of Austria.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2617; KM-318.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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