Saxe-Altenburg 1852-F 2 thaler Dav-813

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 705
Saxe-Altenburg Stacks Jan15-705r.jpg

This specimen was lot 705 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Altenburg. 2 Taler, 1852-F. NGC MS-63. Nicely struck with reflective surfaces and mildly cameo devices. Iridescent old envelope toning. A very nice example of this scarce one year type from a mintage of only 9,400 pieces. From the Rockaway Collection." Duke Joseph (1834-48) issued some double thalers 1841-47 (Dav-811) but this is the only double thaler of duke George (1848-53).

Recorded mintage: 9,400.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: Dav-813; KM-27.


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  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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