Bavaria 1859 1/2 gulden

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 22519
Bavaria SB818-22523r.jpg

This specimen was lot 22523 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $132. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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