Hesse-Homburg 1860 thaler Dav-714

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 22177
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 22177 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $194. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Hesse-Homburg. Taler, 1860. NGC XF-40. Toned." The landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg was split from Hesse-Darmstadt in 1622. It was mediatized by Napoleon but restored by the Vienna Congress but fell to Prussia in 1866 on the extinction of the dynasty. Its issues are sporadic and scarce. This type is listed for 1858-63 and is the only thaler from the nineteenth century for this locale.

Recorded mintage: 6,593.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-714; KM-20.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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