Reuss-Schleiz 1844-A silber groschen
This specimen was lot 1381 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $164.50. The catalog description noted, "REUSS-SCHLEIZ: Heinrich LXII, 1818-1854, BI silber groschen, 1844. Choice Unc." 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 1841, 1844, 1846 only and is very scarce in nice condition. The reverse declares its face value to be one fiftieth of a thaler. It was one of hundred of obscure minors issued by the various German state prior to unification in 1871.
Recorded mintage: 92,000.
Specification: 2.19 g, .222 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-59.
- 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.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.