Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1813-LS thaler Dav-842
This specimen was lot 23905 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Carl August Taler 1813-S, AU58 NGC, sharply struck details with original light gray patina. The crowned shield on the obverse is particularly bold. Scarce one-year type. From The J.G. Collection." This rare type is the only thaler of the duchy struck before its elevation to grand duchy in 1814. The year 1813, which saw Napoleon driven from Germany after the battle of Leipzig, was not a good one for thalers.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Specification: 28.6 g, .833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-842, KM C75.
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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, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.