Reuss-Ebersdorf 1812-L thaler Dav-804

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1146
This specimen was lot 1146 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REUSS-EBERSDORF, FÜRSTENTUM Heinrich LI. 1779-1822. Konv.-Taler 1812. Feine Patina, herrlicher Prägeglanz, fast vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Reuss-Ebersdorf, Henry LI, 1779-1822, convention thaler of 1812, toned, lustrous, choice extremely fine.)"
This is the only thaler from this locale issued in the nineteenth century. Reuss-Ebersdorf merged with Reuss-Lobenstein to form Reuss-Ebersdorf-Lobenstein but then passed to Reuss-Schleiz in 1849.

Recorded mintage: 1,575.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-804; AKS 48; ; Kahnt 403; Thun 282, KM 32.


  • [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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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