Saxony 1859-F thaler Dav-892

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Jean Elsen sale 125, lot 1638
This specimen was lot 1638 in Jean Elsen sale 125 (Brussels, June 2015), where it sold for €80 (about US$107 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Royaume, Johann (1854-1873), AR Ausbeutetaler, 1859-F. Nettoyé Superbe. (kingdom of Saxony, John I (1854-73), silver mining thaler of 1859, cleaned extremely fine.)"
This mining thaler of 1858-61 is fairly common. For 1859, it was accompanied by a vereinsthaler (Dav-890).

Recorded mintage: 94,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: J. 115; A.K.S. 134; KM-1199, Davenport-892.


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  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 125: Collections Dr. Jacques Marneffe, Jean-Marie Chouters et Henri Pottier, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2015.

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