Reuss-Schleiz 1840-A 2 thaler Dav-800
This specimen was lot 1285 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $705. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Reuss-Schleiz. 2 Taler, 1840-A. NGC EF-45. Heinrich LXII (1818-54)." 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 sixty-second. This type was struck 1840-54 and is very scarce.
Recorded mintage: 2,650.
Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-800; KM-55.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.