Schaumburg-Lippe 1860-B thaler Dav-909
This specimen was lot 3758 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Schaumburg-Lippe. Taler, 1860-B. NGC AU-58. Sharply struck and lustrous." This specimen is one of a type struck in Hannover for the prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. The prince did not see fit to issue coinage regularly and examples from this tiny state are scarce. In 1871, with the successful conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War, the currency was reformed to use pfennig and marks and the taler was dropped, tho it remained legal tender at three mark.
Recorded mintage: 8,356.
Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Davenport-Dav-909; KM-46.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.