Reuss-Obergreiz 1812-L thaler Dav-796

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1485
Reuss in 1789
This specimen was lot 1485 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 950 (about US$1,252 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Konventionstaler 1812. Saalfeld. Gutes vorzüglich. (Reuss-Obergreiz, convention thaler of 1812, Saalfeld mint, good extremely fine.)"
This is the last convention thaler (28.06 g) from this tiny locale and is rare. Later vereinsthalers (18.52 g) were also minted in small numbers but were saved, rendering them available today.

Recorded mintage: 2,275 (including Dav-795).

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 28.03 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 399. Thun 278, Dav-796, KM 101.


  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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