Bavaria 1848 2 thaler Dav-599
This specimen was lot 30656 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $5,287.50. The catalog description noted, "Bavaria. Maximilian II 2 Taler 1848 MS64 PCGS, Vereinsmünze edge. A striking example featuring the bust of Maximilian II and the statue of Johann Christopher von Gluck. Virtually perfect surfaces on this attractive and well-toned Double Taler with alluring iridescence beneath old cabinet patina. Scarce as this is the finest-known certified example in this Gem designation." This type of 1848 is rare. The SCWC notes that this type was restruck in the 1850's but it doesn't seem to have helped, as the restrike is also rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, 1.074 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-599, KM 833.1 (formerly KM 448.1).
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.