Bavaria 1840 2 thaler Dav-585

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Jean Elsen sale 123, lot 1093
Bavaria JE 123-1093r.jpg
This specimen was lot 1093 in Jean Elsen sale 123 (Brussels, December 2014), where it sold for €230 (about US$334 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, BAVIERE, Ludwig Ier (1825-1848), AR double Taler, 1840, Erection de la statue d'Albrecht Dürer à Nuremberg. Petits coups. Très Beau à Superbe. (Germany, Bavaria, Louis I (1825-48), silver double thaler of 1840, on the erection of a statue of Albrecht Durer at Nuremburg. Small dings, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type of 1840, like most Bavarian double thalers, is somewhat scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, 1.074 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-585, J., 69; A.K.S., 101; Thun, 78; KM 806 (formerly KM 427).


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 123, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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