Saxe-Altenburg 1842-G 1/6 thaler

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1294
This specimen was lot 1294 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €260 (about US$336 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN-ALTENBURG, HERZOGTUM Josef, 1834-1848. 1/6 Taler 1842. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Prachtexemplar. Vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Altenburg, Joseph, 1834-48, one-sixth thaler of 1842. Rare in this quality, proof, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type is listed for 1841-42 and is not expensive in worn condition tho choice specimens are likely scarcer than the catalog indicates, given the general disinterest in German States minors.

Recorded mintage: 60,000.

Specification: 5.34 g, .520 fine silver.

Catalog reference: AKS 50; J. 106, KM 18.


  • [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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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