Bavaria 1841 2 thaler Dav-586

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Sincona sale 6, lot 579
This specimen was lot 579 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 1,500 CHF (about US$1,846 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Bayern, 1806 Königreich Ludwig I. 1825-1848. Doppelter Vereinstaler 1841. Standbild Jean Paul Friedrich Richters zu Bayreuth. Patina Rv. Fast FDC. (kingdom of Bavaria, Louis I, 1825-48, double union thaler of 1841 for the statue of scientist Friedrich Richters at Bayreuth. Reverse toned, choice uncirculated.)"
This type of 1841, like most Bavarian double thalers, is somewhat scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, 1.074 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 37,03 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 106. Thun 79, Dav-586, KM 810 (formerly KM 429).


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  • 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 & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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