Saxony 1861-B thaler Dav-893

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Jean Elsen list 269, lot 823
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This specimen was lot 823 in Jean Elsen list 269 (Brussels, July-August 2014), where it was offered for €350 (about US$476). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Johann (1854-1873), AR Vereinstaler, 1861 B, Superbe à Fleur de Coin (kingdom of Saxony, John (1854-73), silver union thaler of 1861, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type of 1860-61 is common thru XF.

Recorded mintage: 1,409,000 plus 1,070,000 of KM 1214.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: J., 119; A.K.S., 137; Thun, 346, Dav-893, KM 1210.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 269: Juillet-Septembre 2014, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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