Bavaria 1790-CD thaler Dav-1969

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23977
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23977 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Karl Theodor Vicariat Taler 1790 CD, MS65 NGC. A stunning early taler, with nicely reflective fields, bold strike and light reverse adjustment marks. A bit of golden toning adds to the appeal of this Gem one-year issue. Included is a European numismatic envelope, handwritten in ink for this piece, from the 1800's." On the death of an emperor (Joseph II in this case), the elector of Bavaria assumed the title of vicar of the empire and issued this thaler to mark the occasion. It is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1969; KM-593.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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