Bavaria 1814 thaler Dav-551

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Sincona sale 11, lot 765
This specimen was lot 765 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 80 CHF (about US$99 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Bayern, Königreich Maximilian IV. (I.) Joseph, 1799-1825. Konventionstaler 1814, München. Hksp. und Felder Rv. lt. bearb. Sehr schön. (Germany, kingdom of Bavaria, Maximilian Joseph, 1799-1825, convention thaler of 1814, Munich mint. Pierced and mounted, tooling on reverse, very fine.)"
This type of 1807-22 is rather scarce. Also struck during Max's reign were kronenthalers (Dav-552, 37.12 g, .900 fine).

Recorded mintage: 4,579.

Specification: 28 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.90 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 68. Thun 43, KM 791 (formerly KM 355), Davenport-551.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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