Frankfurt 1843 2 thaler Dav-641

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Sincona sale 4, lot 4363
This specimen was lot 4363 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011) where it sold for 325 CHF (about US$432 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Frankfurt, Stadt Doppelter Vereinstaler 1843. Adler. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Germany, city of Frankfurt, double thaler of 1843, eagle obverse; hairlines, about uncirculated)."
This type was struck by the free city of Frankfurt am Main 1841-55. Its face value of two thalers was equal to 3½ gulden. City view thalers (KM 326) were issued concurrently 1840-44. Frankfurt was annexed by Prussia in 1866 and her coinage ceased.

Recorded mintage: 123,000.

Specification: 37.10 g, .900 fine silver, 1.074 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 37,15 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 182, Thun 131, Dav. 641, KM 329.

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: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.

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