Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1855-A 2 taler Dav-846

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1310
This specimen was lot 1310 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €900 (about US$1,163 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN-WEIMAR, HERZOGTUM, AB 1741 SACHSEN-WEIMAR-EISENACH, AB 1815 GROSSHERZOGTUM Carl Alexander, 1853-1901. Vereinsdoppeltaler 1855. Hübsche Patina, vorzüglich. (grand duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Carl Alexander, 1853-1901, double union thaler of 1855. Handsome toning, extremely fine.)"
This is the only double thaler from this ruler. Similar single thalers (Dav-847) were struck 1858, 1866 and 1870.

Recorded mintage: 19,000.

Specification: 37.11 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-846; AKS 32; Kahnt 517; Thun 385, KM 203.


  • [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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