Furstenberg 1729-V thaler Dav-2267

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UBS sale 85, lot 297
Furstenberg in 1789, to the east of the Breisgau
This specimen was lot 292 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$456 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND, Fürstenberg, Fürstentum, Josef Wilhelm Ernst, 1704-1762. Ausbeutetaler 1729. Geharnischtes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Berglandschaft mit Hüttenanlage. Fleckig. Vorzüglich-fast vorzüglich." (Principality of Furstenberg, Joseph William Ernest, 1704-62, thaler of 1729. Armored bust facing right; reverse: city view. Spotted Extremely Fine)
Furstenberg was an insignificant county wedged between Baden and Wurttemberg (where this coin was struck). This type is very rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,27 g.

Catalog reference: Dollinger 26, Dav-2267, Müseler 19/6, KM 113.2.


  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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