Wurttemberg 1811-ILW thaler Dav-944

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Künker sale 293, lot 1400
This specimen was lot 1400 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,600 (about US$2,157 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"WÜRTTEMBERG, WÜRTTEMBERG, HERZOGTUM, SEIT 1806 KÖNIGREICH, Friedrich II. (I.), 1797-1806-1816. Kronentaler 1811. Großer Kopf. RR Attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Patina, sehr schön/sehr schön-vorzüglich. Exemplar der Auktion Fritz Rudolf Künker 134, Berlin 2008, Nr. 797. (kingdom of Wurttemberg, Frederick I, 1806-16, crown thaler of 1811, large head. Rare, attractive example with fine patina, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The kronenthaler was first minted in the Austrian Netherlands to compete with Dutch ducatons and silver ducats. The Hapsburgs later minted it throughout their dominions and several south German states, including Bavaria and Wurttemberg, followed suit. This issue is rare.

Recorded mintage: 2,000.

Specification: 29.49 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: AKS 36; Dav-944; Kahnt 576; Thun 425, KM 517.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [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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