Bavaria 1842 2 thaler Dav-587

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Kunker sale 263, lot 635
This specimen was lot 635 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €340 (about US$439 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bavaria, SEIT 1806 KÖNIGREICH Ludwig I. 1825-1848. Vereinsdoppeltaler 1842. Walhalla. Mit Randschrift: * * DREY-EINHALB GULDEN * * VII E F M. Feine Patina, winz. Randfehler, vorzüglich. (kingdom of Bavaria, Louis I, 1825-48, double union thaler of 1842, for the Valhalla monument, with edge lettering. Fine patina, minor edge defects, extremely fine.)"
This commemorative honored the opening of a copy of the Parthenon called Valhalla.

Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: Dav-587 var; AKS 103 a; Kahnt 107; Thun 80 var, KM 811.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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