Bavaria 1626 2 thaler Dav-6072
This specimen was lot 24664 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "Bavaria. Maximilian I 2 Taler 1626, XF, there is a very small flan flaw along Madonna's scepter and some hairlines are visible from a light cleaning in the past. Handsomely toned with russet-gray clinging to the devices. The planchet is approximately 3.5mm thick." This type is recorded for 1626 only and is rare. The duke of Bavaria issued multiple thalers very sporadically.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 58.32 g.
Catalog reference: Dav-6072, KM 215.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.