Wurzburg 1779-MP thaler Dav-2903
This specimen was lot 754 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Wurzburg. Taler, 1779-MP. Franz Ludwig von Erthal (1779-95). NGC MS-62. With legend as ruler of Wurzburg only. Deep old envelope toning, slightly lighter on reverse and with some underlying luster. Sharply struck. From the Rockaway Collection." This one year type is slightly scarcer than the average thaler from this locale. It is one of three different types issued in that year.
Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.
Catalog reference: Dav-2903; KM-412 Helmschrott-882.
- 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.
- 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.