Anhalt-Bernburg 1806-HS thaler Dav-501

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Kunker sale 263, lot 568
This specimen was lot 568 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,033 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ANHALT-BERNBURG, HERZOGTUM Alexius Friedrich Christian, 1796-1834. Konv.-Taler 1806. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Patina, kl. Schrötlingsfehler, sonst vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Germany, duchy of Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexius Frederick Christian, 1796-1834, convention thaler of 1806. Rare in this quality, very attractive quality with fine patina, minor planchet flaws, choice extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type was struck in 1806 and 1809; both dates are rare. Anhalt-Bernburg passed to Anhalt-Dessau after the death of the duke in 1863.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-501; AKS 2 var.; Kahnt 2 a; Thun 1, KM 73.


  • [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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