Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1866-A thaler Dav-847
This specimen was lot 30502 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Taler, 1866-A. NGC MS-62. Toned." This type was issued 1858, 1866 and 1870 and is the last thaler from this locale. Double thalers (Dav-846) also exist. A few coins exist from the Second Empire (1871-1918) but are rare.
Recorded mintage: 44,000.
Specification: 18.50 g, .750 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-847; KM-209.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.