Reuss-Schleiz 1843-A 2 thaler Dav-801

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1144
Reuss in 1789
This specimen was lot 1144 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,400 (about US$3,100 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REUSS-SCHLEIZ, FÜRSTENTUM Heinrich LXII. 1818-1854. Vereinsdoppeltaler 1843. 25jähriges Regierungsjubiläum. R Nur 500 Exemplare geprägt. Winz. Randfehler, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Germany, principality of Reuss-Schleiz, Henry LXII, 1818-54, double union thaler of 1843, on the twenty-fifth anniversary if his reign. Scarce, only 500 struck, edge defects, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
Reuss was one of the splinter states of Saxon Thuringia and itself underwent several divisions. Many rulers were named Heinrich and several lines consolidated their numbering, resulting in this prince becoming Heinrich the sixty-second. This type was struck 1843 only and is very scarce.

Recorded mintage: 500.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-801; AKS 35; Kahnt 407; Thun 286, KM 60.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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