Westphalia 1810-B 5 thaler Fr-3512

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Künker sale 294, lot 3777
kingdom of Westphalia in 1812, from Shepherd's atlas
This specimen was lot 3777 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,000 (about US$2,626 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"WESTPHALEN, KÖNIGREICH, Hieronymus Napoleon, 1807-1813. 5 Taler 1810, B. GOLD. R Vorzüglich. (Germany, kingdom of Westphalia, Jerome Napoleon, 1807-13, five thaler of 1810. Scarce, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1810 only and is rare. The subsequent type of 1811-13 featured a bust of the king. When Jerome, Napoleon's brother, started showing signs of thinking independently, he was deposed and the kingdom annexed to France. At the Congress of Vienna, the area was restored to its former lords, Hannover and Prussia.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.65 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 6.62 g.

Catalog reference: KM 114, Divo/S. 214; Fr-3512; Schl. 881.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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