Hesse-Cassel 1796-FH thaler Dav-2305

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1420
This specimen was lot 1420 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 260 (about US$343 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Konventionstaler 1796. Hanau Ausbeute Bieber. Fast sehr schön-sehr schön. (Germany, landgraviate of Hesse-Cassel, convention thaler of 1796, for the Hanau mines, very fine.)"
The SCWC lists this type for 1787-1800 and is somewhat common for this locale.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.76 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-2305; Schütz 2149. KM-532.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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