Bavaria 1831 thaler Dav-567

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3698
This specimen was lot 3698 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 1800 CHF (about US$2,277 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Bayern, Königreich Ludwig I. 1825-1848. Konventionstaler 1831. "Gerecht und beharrlich". Fast FDC. (Kingdom of Bavaria, Louis I, 1825-48, convention thaler of 1831, on the opening of the legislature, choice uncirculated.)"
This type, struck 1831 only, was likely saved as a souvenir. The fineness was lowered from .868 to .833 in 1827.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 28,06 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 86. Thun 59, Dav-567, KM 760 (formerly KM 401).


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  • 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 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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