Wurttemberg 1871 thaler Dav-962

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 4350
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This specimen was lot 4350 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $414 including buyer's fees. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States - Württemberg. Taler, 1871. Karl I. Victorious Conclusion of Franco-Prussian War. NGC graded MS-65." This type, the last thaler struck in Wurttemberg, celebrated the victory over France in the Franco-Prussian War. Bremen, Bavaria and Prussia also issued similar thalers.

Recorded mintage: 144,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .535 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-962; KM-620; Thun-443.

Sources:

  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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