Saxony 1854-F thaler Dav-881

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1541
This specimen was lot 1541 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1854. Dresden Auf seinen Tod. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, kingdom of Saxony, thaler of 1854, Dresden mint, on the death of the king, very fine to extremely fine.)"
On the occasion of the death of the king, two thalers were issued; this one, a regular issue, and a mining thaler (Dav-882) along with a double thaler (Dav-880). They are identical except for the edge inscription. Both are fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 16,000.

Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver, .536 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 22.11 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 452. Thun 329, Dav-881, KM 1180.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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