Reuss-Obergreiz 1806-L thaler Dav-794

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1137
Reuss in 1789
This specimen was lot 1137 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,938 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REUSS-OBERGREIZ, FÜRSTENTUM Heinrich XIII. 1800-1817. Konv.-Taler 1806. Rückseitenstempel von Johann Veit Döll. RR Nur 240 Exemplare geprägt. Feine Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Reuss-Obergreiz, Henry XIII, 1800-1817, convention thaler of 1806, dies by Johann Veit Döll. Rare, only 240 struck, toned, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Reuss was one of the splinter states of Saxon Thuringia and itself underwent several divisions. Many rulers were named Heinrich and several lines consolidated their numbering, resulting in this prince becoming Heinrich the thirteenth. This type was struck 1806-07 only and is rare.

Recorded mintage: 345.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-794; AKS 1 Variante 1; Kahnt 397; Thun 276, KM 93.


  • [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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