Zurich 1743 thaler Dav-1790
This specimen was lot 31558 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description noted, "Zurich. City Taler 1743 MS62 NGC. Obv. Two lions supporting arms of Zurich, Rev. City view of Zurich with date below. Silvery luster, with small areas of deeper gray patina on the obverse. Only a few light marks are noticeable. A very scarce two-year type and the single finest example of this issue certified by NGC or PCGS. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." This type was issued 1741 and 1743 only and is rather scarcer than the common Dav-1789.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.75 g, .979 fine gold, .055 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 152, HMZ-21164kk, Dav-1790.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.