Baden 1870 thaler Dav-531

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 3601
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This specimen was lot 3601 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Baden. Taler, 1870. NGC MS-64. Underlying luster complimented by very sharp details. Toned. From the Rockaway Collection." This type was issued 1865-71 in some numbers but is today scarce in nice condition. It is the last thaler issued prior to unification. The grand duchy issued coins until 1918.

Recorded mintage: 21,510.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, 1.074 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-531, KM-245.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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