Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 1841 A 2 thaler Dav-920

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 9358
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 9358 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $862.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. 2 Taler, 1841. CHOICE ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." Schwarzburg-Sondershausen is one of the miscellaneous Saxon duchies in what is now Thuringia. When this coin was issued, it was ruled by duke Gunther Friedrich Carl II (1835-80). This type was issued 1841, 1845 and 1854 and all dates are scarce. The duchy was absorbed into Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt in 1909.

Recorded mintage: 4,300.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 silver, 1.07 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-920, KM C-23.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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