Bavaria 1832 thaler Dav-568

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1249
This specimen was lot 1249 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 350 (about US$461 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Konventionstaler 1832. München Wahl Prinz Ottos zum König von Griechenland. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Bavaria, convention thaler of 1832, Munich mint, on prince Otto becoming king of Greece. Extremely fine.)"
This type celebrated prince Otto's obtaining the throne of Greece. It is among the last thalers struck to the old convention standard (28.06 g). Otto was less successful in winning the hearts of his new subjects, being forced to abdicate in 1862.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 28.03 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 87. Thun 60. KM 761 (formerly KM 402), Dav-568.

Source:

  • 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 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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