Bavaria 1775-A thaler Dav-1954

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3692
This specimen was lot 3692 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Bayern, Kurfürstentum, Maximilian III. Joseph, 1745-1777. Madonnentaler 1775, Amberg. Leicht just. Gutes sehr schön. (Electorate of Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph, 1745-77, Madonna thaler of 1775, Amberg mint. Light adjustment marks, good very fine.)"
This type, struck at Munich and Amberg 1760-77, is common. These "Madonna" thalers were very popular among the inhabitants and many were made into religious pendants.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: silver, this specimen is 28,05 g.

Catalog reference: Hahn 330, Dav-1954, KM 519.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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