Hesse-Cassel 1794-FH thaler Dav-2305

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Jean Elsen sale 120, lot 1041
Hesse Cassel 1794 thaler rev JElsen 120-1041.jpg
This specimen was lot 1041 in Jean Elsen sale 120 (Brussels, March 2014), where it sold for €480 (about US$789 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, HESSE-CASSEL, Wilhelm IX (1785-1803), AR Ausbeutetaler, 1794 FH, Hanau. Mines de Bieber. Droit: Tête à droite. Revers: Ecu ovale couronné tenu par deux lions, entouré du collier de la Jarretière. Petit défaut de flan au droit. Très Beau à Superbe. (Germany, Hesse-Cassel, William IX, 1785-1803, silver mining thaler of 1794, Hanau mint, for the mines of Bieber. Obverse: head to right; reverse: crowned oval arms supported by two lions, Order of the Garter around. Small planchet defect on obverse; very fine to extremely fine.)"
The SCWC lists this type for 1787-1800 and is fairly common for this locale.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,05 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-2304; Schütz, 2140; Müseler, 28.1/22b. KM-532.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 120, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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