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German Thaler 1867 A Silver Coin from Prussia

This 1867 Vereinsthaler is in well circulated condition, but has plenty of detail on the high points. I would grade it in VF30 condition.

German Thaler 1867 A Silver Coin from Prussia Obverse

German Thaler 1867 A Silver Coin from Prussia Obverse

The obverse shows the bust of King Wilhelm I, first Emperor of a unified Germany. It was minted in 1867, when he was ‘merely’ the King of Prussia. The legend reads “Wilhelm Koenig von Preussen” and the mint mark is below Wilhelm’s neck.

German Thaler 1867 A Silver Coin from Prussia Reverse

German Thaler 1867 A Silver Coin from Prussia Reverse

On the reverse, there’s a German Imperial eagle with it’s wings spread and legs akimbo. The left leg holds a sword, while the right holds a globus cruciger. This Prussian Coat of Arms was apparently adopted from the Lesser Arms of the Prince-Elector of Brandenburg that had been in use since 1686. The legend around the rim of the coin from 7:00 to 5:00 CW reads “Ein Vereinsthaler XXX Ein Pfun Fein” and the date is at 6:00 under the eagle’s tail feathers.

Identification code: KM-494

Date: 1867

Mint Mark: A (Berlin)

Mintage: 31,390,000

Country of origin: Prussia (German Precursor State)

Composition: 90% silver

Weight: 18.5g (0.536 oz ASW)

Other details: The denomination of Taler was dropped around 1871, but it remained in circulation and was used as a 3 mark piece. Also, I picked this up at an estate sale.

Estimated Value: $35 with silver at ~$31/oz

Coin - Prussia - Thaler - 1867 03

Coin – Prussia – Thaler – 1867 03

Coin - Prussia - Thaler - 1867 04

Coin – Prussia – Thaler – 1867 04