Venice 1781 1/4 tallero

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Künker sale 293, lot 2056
This specimen was lot 2056 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €200 (about US$270 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN, VENEDIG, Paolo Renier, 1779-1789. 1/4 Tallero 1781. Prägung für die Levante. Sehr schön +. (republic of Venice, Paolo Renier, 1779-89, quarter tallero of 1781, struck for trade with the Levant. Very fine or better.)"
This very scarce type was struck 180-81 and 1786 and was accompanied by one-eighth, one half and one tallero (Dav-1568).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.9 g, .835 fine silver, .185 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Montenegro 3116, KM C102.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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