Regensburg 1754-ICB 1/2 thaler

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32916
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This specimen was lot 32916 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] 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.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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