Reuss-Schleiz 1763-ICE thaler Dav-2640

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1142
Reuss in 1789
This specimen was lot 1142 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €650 (about US$840 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REUSS-SCHLEIZ, GRAFSCHAFT, Heinrich XII. 1744-1784. Konv.-Taler 1763, Saalfeld, auf den Frieden von Hubertusburg. Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, county of Reuss-Schleiz, Henry XII, 1744-84, convention thaler of 1763, Saalfeld mint, on the peace of Hubertusburg. Choice extremely fine.)"
This and an issue of 1764 (Dav-2641) are the only eighteenth century thalers from this locale. Both are rare. This one honors the peace of Hubertusburg, which ended the Seven Years War.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2640; Schmidt/Knab 522, KM 41.


  • [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.
  • 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.

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