Saxony 1867-B thaler Dav-896

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Sincona sale 4, lot 4457
This specimen was lot 4457 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011) where it sold for 220 CHF (about US$293 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, ab 1806 Königreich Albertiner Johann, 1854-1873. Ausbeutevereinstaler 1867. Mmz. B. Fast FDC. (Kingdom of Saxony, John I, 1854-73, mining thaler of 1867, mintmark B. Nice uncirculated)."
In addition to the regular thalers (see Dav-895) issued with the royal arms on the reverse, Saxony minted a series of mining thalers saluting the toil of the silver miners. This type was struck 1861-67 and is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 175,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .536 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 18,53 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 471. Thun 349. Dav-896, KM 1212.


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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]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.

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