Anhalt-Bernburg 1855-A 2 thaler Dav-503

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1282
This specimen was lot 1282 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 3,800 CHF (about US$4,560 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GERMANY, Anhalt-Bernburg, Herzogtum, Alexander Karl, 1834-1863. Doppeltaler 1855. FDC. Prachtvolle Erhaltung mit herrlicher Patina. (Germany, duchy of Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexander Charles, 1834-63, double thaler of 1855. Uncirculated, Beautiful condition with magnificent patina.)"
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: 5,000.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 37.09 g.

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


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.
  • 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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