Westphalia 1811-C thaler Dav-934

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 1012
Westphalia 1811 thaler rev JElsen 121-1012.jpg
kingdom of Westphalia in 1812, from Shepherd's atlas
This specimen was lot 1012 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it sold for €600 (about US$961 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, WESTPHALIE, Jérôme Napoléon (1807-1813), AR Ausbeutetaler, 1811 C, Cassel. Grande tête. Rare. Fines traces d'ajustage. presque Superbe. (Germany, duchy of Westphalia, Jerome Napoleon)"
This type was struck in Cassel 1811 only. 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 but about triple the price of the regular issue.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 119, J., 19; A.K.S., 24; Dav-934.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 121, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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