Hesse-Darmstadt 1770-AK thaler Dav-2332

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Kunker sale 263, lot 944
This specimen was lot 944 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €360 (about US$465 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HESSEN-DARMSTADT, LANDGRAFSCHAFT, Ludwig IX. 1768-1790. Konv.-Taler 1770, Darmstadt. R Sehr schön. (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt, Louis IX, 1768-90, convention thaler of 1770, Darmstadt mint. Scarce, very fine.)"
The landgrave was only an occasional issuer of thalers and most are scarce. This one and Dav-2333 are the most available for the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Schütz 3156.1; KM 225, Dav-2332.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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