Westphalia 1809-B 1/6 thaler KM-88

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Stephen Album sale 32, lot 1236
Westphalia SA32-1236r.jpg
kingdom of Westphalia in 1812, from Shepherd's atlas

This specimen was lot 1236 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "WESTPHALIA: AR 1/6 thaler, 1809-B, struck in Brunswick, PCGS graded MS64, ex Don Erickson Collection." This state issued three different styles of this denomination during its brief existence: KM 88 (arms obverse) struck 1808-13; KM 86 (numeric reverse, 3.16 g, .994 fine silver) struck 1809-12; and KM 87 (monogram obverse, 5.85 g, .500 fine silver) struck 1808-13. This is the most common type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.85 g, .500 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-88, Cr-16.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.

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