Bavaria 1859 1/2 gulden
This specimen was lot 22523 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $132. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Bavaria. 1/2 Gulden, 1859. PCGS MS-63+ PL Secure Holder. Crisply detailed with entirely prooflike fields. Seldom seen quality." This half gulden was struck 1848-64 and is popular enough that rare dates receive a premium tho this one is common. It accompanied a gulden (KM 826) and double gulden (KM 828).
Recorded mintage: 404,915.
Specification: 5.3 g, .900 fine silver, .153 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-825; J-81.
- 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.