Wurzburg 1795-MM thaler Dav-2913

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Künker sale 293, lot 1414
This specimen was lot 1414 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €700 (about US$944 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"WÜRZBURG, BISTUM, Georg Karl von Fechenbach, 1795-1802. Konv.-Taler 1795, Würzburg. Kontribution. Prachtexemplar. Herrliche Patina, winz. Schrötlingsfehler, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (bishopric of Wurzburg, George Charles of Fechenbach, 1795-1802, convention thaler of 1795, Wurzburg mint, for the contribution. Proof example, beautiful patina, minor edge bumps, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This thaler is one of a series (Dav-2911 thru -2915) offered as a "voluntary contribution" to revolutionary France's war machine. Wurzburg was mediatized and annexed to Bavaria in 1803.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2913; Helmschrott 953, KM 453.

Source:

  • [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.
  • 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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