Prussia 1830-A thaler Dav-763
"DEUTSCHLAND Brandenburg-Preussen, 1701 Königreich Friedrich Wilhelm III. 1797-1840. Taler 1830. Fast FDC. (Kingdom of Prussia, Frederick William III, 1797-1840, thaler of 1830, choice uncirculated.)"This specimen is one of a type struck at the Berlin (shown here) and Aurich mints 1828-40, during the reign of Freidrich Wilhelm III (1797-1840). Despite the large mintage it is not frequently seen in the United States though it is not rare. Simultaneous with this thaler was struck a "mining thaler" with a different reverse (KM 420). In 1871, with the successful conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War, king Wilhelm assumed the title of Emperor of Germany. The currency was reformed to use pfennig and marks and the taler was dropped, tho it remained legal tender at three mark.
Recorded mintage: 6,888,000.
Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver, this specimen 22,21 g.
Catalog reference: Kahnt 370. Thun 250, Dav-763, KM 419.
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