Bavaria 1849 2 gulden Dav-600

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Sincona sale 11, lot 773
This specimen was lot 773 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 130 CHF (about US$161 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Bayern, Königreich Maximilian II. 1848-1864. Doppelgulden 1849, München. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Germany, kingdom of Bavaria, Maximilian II, 1848-64, double gulden of 1849, Munich mint. Extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
Double gulden were struck 1845-56 along with gulden and half gulden in parallel with the thaler series. Two thaler = 3½ gulden.

Recorded mintage: 741,106.

Specification: 21.21 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 21.15 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 117. Thun 90, KM 828 (formerly KM 446), Davenport-600.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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