Saxony 1857 F 2 thaler
This double thaler was struck in the kingdom of Saxony 1857-59. Most double thalers are rare but this type is fairly common, coming from a silver-producing state. Johann was king of Saxony 1854-1873. Saxon coinage, after a thousand years of minting, ceased in 1918 with the collapse of the second Reich.
Recorded mintage: 351,000.
Specification: 37.037 g, .900 fine silver, 1.07 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 1195, Dav-889.
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- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.