Saxony 1867-B thaler Dav-895
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, ab 1806 Königreich Albertiner. Friedrich August II. 1836-1854. Vereinstaler 1867. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich. (Kingdom of Saxony, Frederick August II, 1836-54, thaler of 1867, cleaned, extremely fine.)"This coin was issued for King Johann (r. 1854-73), not Friedrich August II. In addition to the regular thalers issued with the royal arms on the reverse, Saxony minted a series of mining thalers saluting the toil of the silver miners (see Dav-896). This type was struck 1861-71 and is common.
Recorded mintage: 2,020,000.
Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .536 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 18,45 g.
Catalog reference: Kahnt 470. Thun 348, Dav-895, KM 1214.
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