Bavaria 1809 thaler Dav-552

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Steve Album sale 30, lot 1107
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This specimen was lot 1107 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "BAVARIA: Maximilian I, King, 1806-1825, AR thaler, 1809, crowned sword & scepter, wonderful example with gorgeous russet toning, PCGS graded MS63+." This type of 1809-25 is common. Also struck during Max's reign were vereinsthalers (Dav-551, 28 g, .833 fine).

Recorded mintage: 929,921.

Specification: 29.34 g, .868 fine silver, .819 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-706, Dav-552.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • 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]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.

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