Nassau-Usingen 1812-L CT thaler Dav-738

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24803
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24803 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Nassau-Usingen. Friderich August Taler (Convention) 1812-L, MS61 PCGS. A fairly rare type with soft, medium gray patina and a few darkly toned marks on the face of the bust. Overall, a rather lustrous piece with plentiful detail." This rare type was struck 1810-15. The coinage ended when Nassau was annexed by Prussia in 1866. Davenport divides the type into Dav-738 and Dav-739 based on a revision to the reverse in 1814.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Dav-738, KM 6.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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