Bavaria 1859 thaler Dav-606

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 24768
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24768 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bavaria. Maximilian II Taler 1859, Proof 65 PCGS, superb old-time patina with iridescent surfaces, very flashy and attractive." This type is listed for 1857-64 but no proofs are mentioned. The thalers of these years are considerably shrunken from those before the 1830's.

Recorded mintage: 2,661,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .536 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM852 (previously KM468), Dav-606.


  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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