Zurich 1741 thaler Dav-1789

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 25619
Zurich 1741 thaler rev Heritage 3024-25619.jpg

This specimen was lot 25619 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Zurich. Taler 1741, MS61 NGC, most pleasing with light silvery gray toning and abundant luster." This type was struck in Zurich 1736-68 and was one of a series of thalers struck throughout the eighteenth century. Many of the later issues were "city view" thalers. The obverse legend, "MONETA REIPUBLICAE TIGURINAE," means "coin of the Republic of Zurich."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 150, Davenport 1789.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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