Kempten 1748-MW thaler Dav-2372

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 3675
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 3675 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Kempten. Taler, 1748-MW. Engelbert von Sirgenstein. NGC Unc Details--Mount Removed. Mount mark at 12 o'clock. Dull gray toning with sharp features. From the Rockaway Collection." This is one of two thalers issued by the abbots in the eighteenth century, the other (Dav-2371) being very rare. Kempten was annexed to Bavaria in 1803.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2372; KM-40.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • 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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