Trier 1715 thaler Dav-2824
This specimen was lot 747 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $6,462.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Trier. Taler, 1715. Karl Joseph of Lorraine (1711-15). NGC MS-64. Struck upon the death of the Archbishop. Sharply struck. Highly lustrous surfaces below old envelope toning with some maroon highlights. An exceptional example of this highly detailed design. RARE and very desirable. From the Rockaway Collection." The archbishopric issued numerous thalers in the eighteenth century, only a few of which are affordable. The region was annexed by France in 1792 and awarded to Prussia in 1815 by the Congress of Vienna.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Catalog reference: Dav-2824; KM-218.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.