Prussia 1861-A thaler Dav-781

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Kunker sale 263, part of lot 724
This specimen was part of lot 724 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), which sold for €280 (about US$362 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Wilhelm I. 1861-1888. Vereinstaler 1861 A, 1862, A. Ausbeute. 2 Stück., Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Prussia, William I, 1861-88, silver mining thalers of 1861 and 1862, two pieces, extremely fine.)"
This type of 1861-62 is the last mining thaler issued in Prussia. It is common. The last Saxon mining thaler was issued in 1867.

Recorded mintage: 70,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: Dav-781, AKS 98; Kahnt 387; Thun 267; Old. 406, KM 491.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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