Frankfurt 1849 2 gulden Dav-646

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Goldberg sale 70, lot 4027
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4027 in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it sold for $368. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States - Frankfurt am Main. 2 Gulden, 1849. Centenary of Goethe's Birth. Lovely tannish tone. NGC graded MS-65." This type is not expensive, suggesting that many were saved.

Recorded mintage: 8,500 plus proofs.

Specification: 21.21 g, .900 fine silver, .613 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-646; KM-343; Thun-137.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 70: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2012.

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