Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1870-B thaler Dav-826

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3857
This specimen was lot 3857 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 90 CHF (about US$114 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Herzogtum Ernst II. 1844-1893. Vereinstaler 1870, Dresden. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Ernest II, 1844-93, union thaler of 1870, Dresden mint, very fine.)"
This type was issued 1862, 1864 and 1870 and is the most affordable thaler from this locale.

Recorded mintage: 22,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 19,39 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 496. Thun 369, Dav-826, KM C121.


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  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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