Wurzburg 1786-MP 2 thaler Dav-2906

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1434
This specimen was lot 1434 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,200 (about US$1,550 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BISTUM Franz Ludwig von Erthal, 1779-1795. Doppelter Konv.-Taler 1786, Würzburg. Prämie. Hübsche Patina, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (bishopric of Wurzburg, Francis Louis of Erthal, 1779-95, double convention thaler of 1786, Wurzburg mint. Handsome patina, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This double thaler, the only one known for this locale, was issued 1786, 1787 and 1791 along with a single thaler (Dav-2907). It was likely passed out as prizes at shooting festivals, school competitions and the like.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2906; Helmschrott 880, KM 427.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • 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.

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