Waldeck-Pyrmont 1824-FW thaler Dav-925

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40571
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40571 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,939. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Waldeck-Pyrmont. Taler, 1824-FW. NGC MS-62. Toned, sharply struck." This type is not common but is one of the few that are not excessively rare from this tiny state.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 29.45 g, .868 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-925; KM-133 (formerly KM C82).


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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