Regensburg 1764 heller

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from the Wildman collection
Regensburg 1764 heller rev JK.jpg

This specimen is one of a type struck in large numbers 1709-93. The SCWC lists this coin as copper but judging from the color of this example, billon (low grade silver) seems more likely. The city of Regensburg issued a variety of silver thalers, all with the portrait of the current Emperor. The city was annexed to Bavaria in 1810.

Recorded mintage: 1,152,000.

Specification: listed as copper but more likely billon.

Catalog reference: KM 237.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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