Anhalt-Bernburg 1796-HS 5 thaler Fr-24

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1116
This specimen was lot 1116 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 2,600 CHF (about US$3,118 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Anhalt-Bernburg, Herzogtum, Alexius Friedrich Christian, 1796-1834 5 Taler / 1 Pistole 1796. Harzgerode. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Kleine Kratzer. (Germany, duchy of Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexius Frederick Christian, 1796-1834, five thaler of 1796, Harzgerode mint, Very fine-extremely fine, Minor scratches.)"
This five thaler was struck to the standard of a Saxon five thaler or Prussian friedrich d'or. The only other issue of this denomination was in 1744, also rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 6.65 g, .900 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, 6.60 g.

Catalog reference: Mann 718. Fr-24, KM 67.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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