Prussia 1819-A thaler Dav-759
This specimen was lot 22370 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $129.25. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Prussia. Taler, 1819-A. PCGS AU-58. Struck shortly after the Napoleonic Wars as normalcy returned to Prussia. An attractive example of the issue, with soft white satin surfaces and slight strike weakness accounting for the grade perhaps as much as any actual wear." This type was issued 1816-22 at Berlin (shown here) and Aurich and is common in worn condition. This is a common date.
Recorded mintage: 3,576,809.
Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver, .537 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-396. Dav-759.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.