Nassau-Usingen 1809-L thaler Dav-737

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Aureo sale 261, lot 760
This specimen was lot 760 in Aureo sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"1809. Alemania. Nassau-Weilburg. Federico Augusto. L. 1 taler. Rayitas. Muy rara. EBC-/EBC. (Germany, duchy of Nassau-Weilburg, Frederick Augustus, silver thaler of 1809. Scratches, very rare, about extremely fine.)"
This rare type was struck 1809 only yet comes in two varieties, "long palms" (KM 4) and "short palms" (KM 12, shown here). The coinage ended when Nassau was annexed by Prussia in 1866.

Recorded mintage: 1,400.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-737, KM 12.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.

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