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Germany Saxony Thaler  1868 to 1871
Germany Saxony Thaler 1868 to 1871

The beautiful coin in our picture comes from Klaus Grafe Munzenhandel in Dessau-Rosslau, Germany, where it is on sale for 95 euros, about $130 US dollars.

Your coin, Al, is damaged with nicks or gouges and would be worth far less, even though the eye appeal of your coin is attractive. Collectors shun damaged coins, and this is reflected in the price.

Also the $130 is a retail price, so if Klaus Grafe, or any other honest coin dealer, were buying the coin from you, he or she would pay about one-half that amount to account for dealer margin. Dealer margin allows the dealer to stay in business.

Your coin is an old thaler (pronouced like 'dollar' but with a 't') from the German State of Saxony made with 0.536 troy ounces of silver. The catalogs show the following values:

worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $150

To convert these inflated catalog values to actual values, read the information presented on our Terminology page.

CoinQuest thanks Klaus Grafe Munzenhandel for use of their coin image.

Coin: 6744 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Al, Fri, 04-Feb-2011 05:00:46 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 11-Oct-2013 02:38:06 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 27-Sep-2015 21:23:09 GMT
Requester description: 1869 Picture of a man's bust. Johann V.G.G. Koenig Von Sauchsen Back coat of arms 2 men, one on either side of a shield with a crown on top. Inscription Segen Des Bergbaues on the top and EIn Thaler bottom left and XXX EIN PF.F. bottom right
Tags: germany saxony thaler deustch bundesrepublik deutchland bundsrepublik deutschen deutiches deutsches deutscherlander deuches bundesrepublic germanic bundesrublika deutschland dutchland deutsch deutsche deut deutshen bundesrepublika deutscher german devtsch deutches deutchlands deutchen deutschlands devtscher saxsony saxonie saxon sacchsen saschen saxe sachsen sachs saxsonie vereinsthaler joachimstaler taler thalers man johann john v koenig von coat shield arms 2 one crown inscription monogram segen des bergbaues bergbaus ein xxx pf pfennig male mens mans jean iohann juan joanes iov juana joannes iohn johan ioha ioh joan iohannes ion ioannes joao iohan ioan ionan johannes koeni konung konigr koningsryk kongeriket koenigin koningrik koenigreich koningrujk kongung kong koninklike koningin koin koning koningrijk koningryk konge konigreich kongeriget koninkrijk koen koenigreigh koeing konigin konig kongerike sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon ones crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera script letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials reicshpfenning renten rentenpfennig reichspfenig rechenpfennig ffennig pfennisc phenning reichpfennig reichspfenning reichspfennig pfennige pfenning pfenninge pfenn pfenig pfenng rentenpfenig pffenig people two soldier stick branch rod staff line bar person peoples peple persons soldiered soldiers soldjer twigs stalks spray sprig limb twig sprays sprigs branching stalk branches branched sticks rods lined lines lining bars

  

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