Saxony 1840-G 2 thaler Dav-874

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Jean Elsen list 269, lot 822
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This specimen was lot 822 in Jean Elsen list 269 (Brussels, July-August 2014), where it was offered for €650 (about US$884). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Royaume, Friedrich August II (1836-1854), AR double Taler, 1840 G, Belle patine. Superbe (kingdom of Saxony, Frederick August II (1836-54), silver double thaler of 1840. Nice patina, extremely fine.)"
This double thaler was struck in the kingdom of Saxony 1839-54. Most double thalers are rare but this type is fairly common, coming from a silver-producing state. Friedrich August II was king of Saxony 1836-54. Saxon coinage, after a thousand years of minting, ceased in 1918 with the collapse of the second Reich.

Recorded mintage: 68,000.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: J., 78; A.K.S., 94; Thun, 322; Dav-874; KM-1149.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 269: Juillet-Septembre 2014, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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