Bavaria 1860 2 thaler Dav-607
This specimen was lot 27067 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description noted, "Bavaria. Maximilian II 2 Taler 1860, AU, numerous surface hairlines from brushing." This type is the regular issue of 1859-60 and is rather scarce; the 1859 is rare.
Recorded mintage: 69,427.
Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-607, KM 861 (formerly KM 474).
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.