Prussia 1859-A thaler Dav-776

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Jean Elsen list 269, lot 799
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This specimen was lot 799 in Jean Elsen list 269 (Brussels, July-August 2014), where it was offered for €200 (about US$272). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, PRUSSE, Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1840-1861), AR Ausbeutetaler, 1859 A, Nettoyé. Superbe (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick William IV (1840-61), silver mining thaler of 1859. Cleaned, extremely fine.)"
This type is noted for 1857-60 and is common.

Recorded mintage: 94,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: J., 85; A.K.S., 79; Thun, 263, Dav-776, KM 472.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 269: Juillet-Septembre 2014, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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