Anhalt-Kothen 1840-A 2 thaler Dav-507

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Kunker sale 263, lot 567
This specimen was lot 567 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,200 (about US$1,550 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ANHALT-KÖTHEN, HERZOGTUM Heinrich, 1830-1847. Vereinsdoppeltaler 1840. R Nur 3.100 Exemplare geprägt. Feine Patina, min. Schrötlingsfehler, fast vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Anhalt-Cothen, Henry, 1830-47, double union thaler of 1840. Scarce, 3,100 minted, fine patina, tiny planchet flaws, choice extremely fine.)"
This is the only double thaler from this locale. Anhalt-Kothen passed to Anhalt-Dessau after the death of Heinrich in 1847.

Recorded mintage: 3,100.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-507; AKS 20; Kahnt 8; Thun 7, KM 39.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • 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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