Anhalt-Bernburg 1840-A 2 thaler Dav-503

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Kunker sale 263, lot 570
This specimen was lot 570 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,455 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ANHALT-BERNBURG, HERZOGTUM Alexander Carl, 1834-1863. Vereinsdoppeltaler 1840. Attraktives, vorzügliches Exemplar. (Germany, duchy of Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexander Charles, 1834-63, double union thaler of 1840, attractive extremely fine example.)"
This, the only double thaler from this locale, was struck 1840, 1845 and 1855 but is scarce. Anhalt-Bernburg passed to Anhalt-Dessau after the death of Alexander Carl in 1863.

Recorded mintage: 3,600.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-503; AKS 13; Kahnt 7; Thun 4, KM 83.


  • [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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