Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1854-F 2 thaler Dav-824

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1343
This specimen was lot 1343 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,600 (about US$2,067 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN-COBURG UND GOTHA, HERZOGTUM Ernst II. 1844-1893. Vereinsdoppeltaler 1854. Winz. Randfehler, vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Ernest II, 1844-93, double union thaler of 1854. Minor rim crack, extremely fine.)"
In 1826, the duke exchanged Saalfeld for Gotha and assumed the title of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. This is the second and last double thaler from the duke's son, Ernest II. His younger brother Albert married queen Victoria of Britain and became Prince Consort.

Recorded mintage: 16,050.

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

Catalog reference: Dav-824; AKS 99; Kahnt 499; Thun 368, KM 128.


  • [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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