Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1869-B thaler Dav-827

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Jean Elsen sale 123, lot 1123
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This specimen was lot 1123 in Jean Elsen sale 123 (Brussels, December 2014), where it sold for €120 (about US$174 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE-COBOURG-GOTHA, Ernst II (1844-1893), AR Taler, 1869 B, 25e anniversaire de règne. Très Beau. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Ernest II (1844-93), silver thaler of 1869, on the 25th anniversary of his reign, very fine.)"
This product of the Dresden mint was issued 1869 only and is an affordable thaler from this locale. Duke Ernst was the older brother of prince Albert, husband to queen Victoria.

Recorded mintage: 6,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: J., 298; A.K.S., 117; Thun, 370, Dav-827, KM 152 (formerly KM C122).

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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 123, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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