Prussia 1871-A thaler Dav-785

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from the Wildman Collection
Prussia 1871 thaler rev JK.jpg

This specimen is one of a type struck at the Berlin mint in 1871 to commemorate the victory over France. In 1871, with the successful conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War, 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: 880,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .536 troy oz ASW, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: KM 500, Dav-785.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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