Wurzburg 1795-MM thaler Dav-2914

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1435
This specimen was lot 1435 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BISTUM Georg Karl von Fechenbach, 1795-1802. Konv.-Taler 1795, Würzburg. Kontribution. Prachtexemplar. Min. Justierspuren, fast Stempelglanz. (bishopric of Wurzburg, George Charles of Fechenbach, 1795-1802, contribution thaler of 1795, Wurzburg mint. Proof, tiny adjustment marks, about 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: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2914; Helmschrott 956, KM 454.


  • [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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