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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 greman deustch bundesrepublik deutchland deutschen duetsches dutches deutiches deutsches deutscherlander deutschiand deuches germanic bundesrublika deutschland germeny gremany dutchland deutsch deutsche germandy deutschem bundesrepublika deutscher german deutches deutchlands deutchen deutschlands saxsony saxonie sacchsen saschen saxe sachsen saxsoni sachs saxsonie sauchsen vereinsthaler joachimstaler taler thalers man bust johann john v koenig von coat arms 2 one shield crown segen des bergbaues ein xxx pf boy male mann boys mans jean iohann juan iov joannes iohn johan ioh iohannes ion ioannes iohan joh ioan ionan johannes koeni konung konigr coing koningrik koenigreich koningrujk kongung koningin koin koning koningrijk koningryk konge kongeriget koninkrijk koenigreigh koeing konig kongerike coats crests insignia crested crest creast ones sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera people two soldier stick rod staff line bar person peuple peoples peple persons soldered soldiered soder soldiers solder soldjer sticky sitcky harpoon stuck sticks rods bars

  

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