Anhalt-Bernburg 1859-A thaler Dav-505

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Sincona sale 6, lot 547
This specimen was lot 547 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$308 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Anhalt-Bernburg, Herzogtum Alexander Karl, 1834-1863. Vereinstaler 1859. Gutes vorzüglich. (Duchy of Anhalt-Bernburg, Alexander Charles, 1834-63, union thaler of 1859. Good extremely fine.)"
This one year type has a low mintage but is not valued highly in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: 24,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .535 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 18,51 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 5. Thun 5, Dav-505, KM 86.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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