Saxony 1854-F thaler Dav-882

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1540
This specimen was lot 1540 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1854. Dresden Auf seinen Tod. Ausbeute. Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, kingdom of Saxony, thaler of 1854, mining thaler on the death of the king, choice extremely fine.)"
On the occasion of the death of the king, two thalers were issued; this one, a mining issue, and a regular thaler (1854 Dav-881). They are identical except for the edge inscription. Both are fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 8,829.

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

Catalog reference: Kahnt 453. Thun 330. Dav-882, KM 1180.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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