Bavaria 1861 2 thaler Dav-608

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3713
This specimen was lot 3713 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 275 CHF (about US$348 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Bayern, Königreich Maximilian II. 1848-1864. Doppelter Vereinstaler 1861. Sehr schön. (Kingdom of Bavaria, Maximilian II, 1848-64, double union thaler of 1861, very fine.)"
This type is the regular issue of 1861-64 and is rather scarce.

Recorded mintage: 29,000.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 36,90 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 126. Thun 100, Dav-608, KM 862 (formerly KM 475).


  • 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 & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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