Bavaria 1816 thaler Dav-551

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23852
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23852 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "Bavaria. Maximilian Joseph Taler 1816, MS63 NGC, nice original patina with full mint brilliance, a choice example with excellent eye appeal. From The J.G. Collection." 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: 11,000.

Specification: 28 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-551, KM 701 (formerly KM 355).


  • 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.
  • [2]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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