Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1846-F thaler Dav-821

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1647
This specimen was lot 1647 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 80 CHF (about US$101 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Herzogtum, Ernst II. 1844-1893 Taler 1846. Dresden Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Ernest II (1844-93), thaler of 1846, Dresden mint, very fine or better.)"
This one year type is scarce but not rare. A similar double thaler (Dav-822) exists. Ernest's brother Albert became Prince Consort to queen Victoria of England.

Recorded mintage: 32,000.

Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver, this specimen 22.07 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 493. Thun 364, Dav-821, KM 100.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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