Reuss-Obergreiz 1858-A thaler Dav-798

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40543
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40543 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,552. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Reuss-Obergreiz. Taler, 1858-A. NGC MS-66. One year type. Toned with lustrous highlights." 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 twentieth. Reuss-Schleiz was the only line to survive into the unified empire. This type is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 9,500.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-798; KM-110.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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