Frankfurt 1859 thaler Dav-650

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1386
This specimen was lot 1386 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Vereinstaler 1859. 100. Gebu[rt]stag von Friedrich von Schiller. Vorzüglich-fast vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Frankfurt, union thaler of 1859, centennial of Friedrich von Schiller. Extremely fine.)"
The city of Frankfurt was a prolific issuer of thalers and double thalers from the 1840's until it was swallowed up by Prussia in 1866. This date, celebrating Schiller's 100th birthday, is common.

Recorded mintage: 25,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge, this specimen 18.52 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-650; KM-359; Kahnt 167. Thun 139.


  • 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.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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