Hesse-Cassel 1854-CP 2 thaler Dav-695
This specimen was lot 3669 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $540.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hesse-Cassel. 2 Taler, 1854-CP. NGC MS-62. Rich multicolored iridescent toning. Crisp details. From the Rockaway Collection." This three year type is fairly scarce, as is most of the coinage of this state, which was annexed by Prussia in 1866.
Recorded mintage: 141,000.
Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, 1.074 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-618.1, Dav-695.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.