Reuss-Ebersdorf 1765-ICE thaler Dav-2642

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Jean Elsen sale 118, lot 1051
Reuss 1765 thaler rev JElsen 118-1051.jpg
Reuss in 1789
This specimen was lot 1051 in Jean Elsen sale 118 (Brussels, September 2013), where it sold for €170 (about US$268 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, REUSS-EBERSDORF, Heinrich XXIV (1747-1779), AR Konventionstaler, 1765 ICE, Saalfeld. Nettoyé. Les champs repolis. Heinrich XXIV était le grand-père maternel du roi Léopold Ier de Belgique. Beau à Très Beau. (Reuss-Ebersdorf, Henry XXIV (1747-79) silver convention thaler of 1765, Saalfeld mint. Cleaned, fields tooled, fine to very fine. Henry was the maternal grandfather of king Leopold I of Belgium.)"
This is the only eighteenth century thaler from this locale. It is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.73 g.

Catalog reference: S.& K-600; KM-21; Dav-2642.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 118, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2013.

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