Prussia 1825-A 1/6 thaler

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Künker sale 293, lot 398
UBS sale 83, lot 668
The first specimen was lot 398 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €120 (about US$162 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Friedrich Wilhelm III. 1797-1840. 1/6 Taler 1825, A. Fast Stempelglanz. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick William III, 1797-1840, one-sixth thaler of 1825, about uncirculated.)"
The second specimen was lot 668 in UBS sale 83 (Zurich, September 2009) where it sold for CHF 120 ($138 including buyer's fee). The catalog description noted, "Friedrich Wilhelm III. 1797-1840. 1/6 Taler 1825. Vorzüglich-FDC," (Frederick William III, 1797-1840, one-sixth thaler of 18255, extremely fine-uncirculated)." This type was struck 1822-40 at Berlin (A) and Aurich (D) and is common, tho this date is priced about double that of 1822-A or 1823-A. The one-sixth thaler was one of many minor denominations struck alongside the better known thalers and gold coins. Its face value was equal to four mariengroschen. It was issued steadily 1809-68, when the unification of 1871 rendered it obsolete.

Recorded mintage: 4,662,055.

Specification: 5.345 g, .521 fine silver.

Catalog reference: AKS 26; J. 58 a, KM 411.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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