Anhalt-Bernburg 1852-A thaler Dav-504

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3681
This specimen was lot 3681 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 100 CHF (about US$126 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Anhalt-Bernburg, Herzogtum Alexander Karl, 1834-1863. Ausbeutetaler 1852. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich. (Duchy of Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexander Charles, 1834-63, mining thaler of 1852, cleaned, extremely fine.)"
This type is recorded for 1846-55 and is common. Mining thalers were designed to encourage the efforts of the local miners to make the lord rich.

Recorded mintage: 10,000.

Specification: 22.27 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 22,24 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 4. Thun 3, Dav-504, KM 64.


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  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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