Anhalt-Dessau 1858-A thaler Dav-509

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3683
This specimen was lot 3683 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$759 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Anhalt-Dessau, Herzogtum Leopold Friedrich, 1817-1871. Vereinstaler 1858. FDC. (Duchy of Anhalt-Dessau, Leopold Frederick, 1817-71, union thaler of 1858, uncirculated.)"
This type is recorded for 1858, 1866 and 1869 and is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 27,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 18.51 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 9. Thun 9, Dav-509, KM 14.

Source:

  • 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 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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