Bavaria 1846 2 gulden Dav-594
This specimen was lot 22519 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $384. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Bavaria. 2 Gulden, 1846. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Sharply struck, satiny in the fields and adorned in attractive tone that becomes rather colorful at the legends. RARE quality for this issue and cataloged in the Standard Catalog of World Coins as the best date of the type. The single finest graded at PCGS as well." This type was struck 1845-48 and is common. This date, altho it has the highest mintage, obtains a slight premium in the SCWC. The double gulden was last struck in 1855.
Recorded mintage: 1,523,180.
Specification: 21.21 g, .900 fine silver, .613 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-594, KM-819.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.