Bavaria 1840 2 thaler Dav-584
This specimen was lot 30653 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $708.53. The catalog description noted, "Bavaria. Ludwig I 2 Taler 1840 MS62 PCGS, KM805. Broad and gorgeous with medium-gray patination that glows with reds and yellows upon rotation. A choice mint-state example of this three-year type." This type of 1839-41, like most Bavarian double thalers, is somewhat scarce.
Recorded mintage: 192,956.
Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, 1.074 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-584, KM 805 (formerly KM 426).
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.