Regensburg 1754-ICB 1/2 thaler
This specimen was lot 32916 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "Regensburg. Free City 1/2 Taler 1754-ICB MS61 PCGS. A sharp strike results in a strong portrait and city view, while surfaces display delicate silver toning." This silver half thaler was minted in the free city of Regensburg in 1754. 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. It was accompanied by a quarter thaler and a thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 14.03 g, .833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 370.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.