Anhalt-Dessau 1863-A thaler Dav-510
"Vereinstaler 1863. Berlin Vereinigung der Herzogtümer. Fast FDC. (Anhalt-Dessau, union thaler of 1863, Berlin mint, on the union of the duchies, choice uncirculated.)"This commemorative honored the merger of Anhalt-Dessau and Anhalt-Bernburg. In 1871, with the successful conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War, the currency was reformed to use pfennig and marks and the taler was dropped, tho it remained legal tender at three mark until the 1880's.
Recorded mintage: 50,000.
Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .536 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 18.51 g.
Catalog reference: Dav-510; KM-15; Kahnt 11. Thun 11.
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- Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.