Waldeck-Pyrmont 1824-FW 1/3 thaler

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3298
This specimen was lot 3298 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Waldeck-Pyrmont, Fürstentum, Georg Heinrich, 1813-1845. 1/3 Taler 1824, Arolsen. Mit Feingehaltsangabe. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Fast FDC. (principality of Waldeck-Pyrmont, George Henry, 1813-45, one-third thaler of 1824, Arolsen mint. Germany, Rare in this condition, About uncirculated.)"
This type is not common but is one of the few that are not excessively rare from this tiny state. It comes with legends on the obverse and reverse (KM 125, shown here), legend on the obverse only (KM 125a) or no legends at all (KM 130). They are all priced about the same.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 8.8 g, .620 fine silver, this specimen 8.86 g.

Catalog reference: AKS 21. Jaeger 31, KM 125: obverse/reverse legend; KM 125a: obverse legend only; KM 130: no legends.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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