Prussia 1855-A thaler Dav-774

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Künker sale 293, lot 407
This specimen was lot 407 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €280 (about US$377 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Friedrich Wilhelm IV. 1840-1861. Taler 1855, A. Ausbeute. Prachtexemplar. Fast Stempelglanz. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick William IV, 1840-61, mining thaler of 1855. Proof example, about uncirculated.)"
This mining thaler of 1853-56 is common, more common than the regular issue (Dav-773) with 150 times the mintage.

Recorded mintage: 50,000.

Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver.

Catalog reference: AKS 77; Dav-774; Kahnt 378; Thun 261; Old. 309, KM 466.

Source:

  • 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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