1793H Switzerland Thaler Basel City View KM-184 Rare Extremely Fine Silver Coin
Description: Nicely toned silver coin dated 1793 from Switzerland. This is a one Taler or Thaler coin from the city state of Basel. The coin shows the city view with the Rhine river to the right with a bridge in the distance and buildings with many steeples along the river banks into the horizon with the word "BASILEA" and the date below the scene within plant branches. The reverse shows a beast half animal half bird (Basilisk) with spread wings facing right with arms of Basel at lower left. The reverse also has the legend "DOMINE CONSERVA IN PACE" surrounding the Basilisk along the edge. There is also the letter "H" on the bottom of the reverse. This is a rare and very desirable coin that is difficult to find in such good grade. The coin is much better than the scan shows and is problem free. It is beautiful with nice toning and great eye appeal. It is KM-184 measuring ~41 mm ( a beautiful large flan) and weighing about 26 gm of high purity silver. Please carefully review the scan provided as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1793 H
Size and Weight: This is a One Thaler weighing 26 grams and is ~41 mm in diameter.
References: It is KM #184 with cross-reference DAV. #1756.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a good extremely fine or better. It is nicely toned and has great eye appeal. The coin has all of its details well preserved with some wear to the high points, but no noticeable issues or problems. It has minor scratches, minimum number of bag marks, and wear commensurate with its age and circulated state. The coin is much better than the scan shows. Please see photo to appreciate the beauty of this coin and for additional condition information.