Bavaria 1837 thaler Dav-565
This specimen was lot 3623 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $317.25. The catalog description 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.
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