Saxe-Meiningen 1866 thaler Dav-838
This specimen was part of lot 22621 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), which sold for $345. The catalog description noted, "Lot of Six German States Coins, ...Saxe-Meiningen Taler 1866.... Coins range in grade from VF to AU." Saxe-Meiningen is now part of Thuringia. This type, struck 1859-67, is fairly unusual but the harsh cleaning on this specimen relegated it to this bulk lot.
Recorded mintage: 40,356.
Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 167, Dav-838.
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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.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.