Bavaria 1843 2 thaler Dav-590

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This specimen was lot 2043 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$537 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bayern, Ludwig I. 1825-1848 Doppelter Vereinstaler 1843. München Auf die Gründung der Hochschule in Erlangen. Vorzüglich-FDC. Hübsche Patina. (kingdom of Bavaria, Louis I, 1825-48, 1825-48, double union thaler of 1843, Munich mint. On the founding of the high school in Erlangen. Extremely fine-uncirculated, Attractive patina.)"
This commemorative, one of many issued during the reign, is scarce but not rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 37.09 g.

Catalog reference: Thun 82. Kahnt 109, Dav-590, KM 817.


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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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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