Anhalt-Dessau 1839-A 2 thaler Dav-508

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23951
Anhalt 1839 2 thaler rev Heritage 3024-23951.jpg

This specimen was lot 23951 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "Anhalt-Dessau. Leopold Friedrich 2 Taler 1839-A, MS62 NGC, sharply detailed with nearly full mint luster, very faint handling in the fields. Scarce type and an attractive example." This type is recorded for 1839, 1843 and 1846 and is not as rare as the mintage would indicate. It was struck in Berlin.

Recorded mintage: 4,700.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: Dav-508, KM 13.


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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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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