Trier 1769 thaler Dav-2833

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Jean Elsen sale 125, lot 1648
This specimen was lot 1648 in Jean Elsen sale 125 (Brussels, June 2015), where it sold for €420 (about US$559 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, TREVES, Archevêché, Clemens Wenzel de Saxe (1768-1794), AR Konventionstaler, 1769, Coblence. D/ B. à g., vêtu du manteau d'électeur. R/ Armoiries. Petit coup sur la tranche. Très Beau. Provient de la collection J.-M. Chouters. (archbishopric of Trier, Clemens Wenzel de Saxe (1768-1794), silver convention thaler of 1769, Coblenz mint. Obverse: bust to left with the mantle of an Elector; reverse: arms. Small rim nick, very fine. From the J. M. Chouters collection.)"
The archbishopric issued numerous thalers in the eighteenth century, only a few such as this one 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 scarce.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27,77 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-2833; KM-A320, von Schrötter, Trier, 1239.


  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 125: Collections Dr. Jacques Marneffe, Jean-Marie Chouters et Henri Pottier, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2015.

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