Bavaria 1816 thaler Dav-552

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Sincona sale 6, lot 571
This specimen was lot 571 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 75 CHF (about US$92 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Bayern, 1806 Königreich Maximilian IV. (I.) Joseph, 1799-1825. Kronentaler 1816. Kr. Gutes sehr schön. (kingdom of Bavaria, Maximilian I Joseph, 1799-1825, crown thaler of 1816, hairlines, good very fine.)"
This type of 1809-25 is common. Also struck during Max's reign were vereinsthalers (Dav-551, 28 g, .833 fine).

Recorded mintage: 2,261,286.

Specification: 29.34 g, .868 fine silver, .819 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 29,28 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 64. Thun 44, Dav-552, KM 706 (formerly KM 358.1).


  • 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 & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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