Bavaria 1837 thaler Dav-565

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 3623
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This specimen was lot 3623 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $317.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Bavaria. Taler, 1837. NGC MS-63. Light toning. A lustrous example with sharp details. From the Rockaway Collection." The 1830's saw a gush of commemoratives--seven in 1835 alone--in Bavaria on significant and insignificant topics. This type was issued 1830-37 and was called a kronenthaler; the subsequent type (KM 852) was reduced to 18.52 grams.

Recorded mintage: 212,416.

Specification: 29.54 g, .871 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-565; KM-751.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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