Saxony 1861-B 2 thaler Dav-894

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Sincona sale 57, lot 2721
This specimen was lot 2721 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$536 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND | Sachsen, Königreich, Johann, 1854-1873. 2 Vereinstaler 1861 B, Dresden. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Germany, kingdom of Saxony, John I, 1854-73, double union thaler of 1861, Dresden mint. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This one year type is not rare.

Recorded mintage: 730,000, fairly common.

Specification: 37.03 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 37.03 gg.

Catalog reference: KM 1215, Kahnt 477, Thun 347, Dav-894.


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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]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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