Lippe-Detmold 1866-A thaler Dav-725

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Jean Elsen sale 269, lot 795
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This specimen was lot 795 in Jean Elsen list 269 (Brussels, July-August 2014), where it was offered for €500 (about US$680). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, LIPPE-DETMOLD, Paul Friedrich Emil Leopold (1851-1875), AR Vereinstaler, 1866 A, Patine légèrement irisée. Superbe à Fleur de Coin (Germany, principality of Lippe-Detmold, Paul Friedrich Emil Leopold (1851-1875), silver union thaler of 1866. Light rainbow toning, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This thaler, issued 1860 and 1866, is the only thaler issued from this locale in the nineteenth century. It is, fortunately for collectors, not that expensive.

Recorded mintage: 17,500.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: J., 16; A.K.S., 16; Thun, 213; Dav-725; KM-267.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 269: Juillet-Septembre 2014, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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