Hesse-Darmstadt 1819-HR thaler Dav-699

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Künker sale 293, lot 899
This specimen was lot 899 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €750 (about US$1,011 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HESSEN, HESSEN-DARMSTADT, SEIT 1806 GROSSHERZOGTUM, Ludewig (X.) I. (1790-) 1806-1830. Kronentaler 1819. Feine Patina, winz. Schrötlingsfehler, vorzüglich. (grand duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, Louis I, 1806-30, crown thaler of 1819. Fine patina, minor edge defects, extremely fine.)"
This scarce type is labeled a kronenthaler to distinguish it from the convention thaler such as Dav-698, which was 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Recorded mintage: 19,000.

Specification: 29.51 g, .871 fine silver.

Catalog reference: AKS 71, Kahnt 260; Thun 192, Dav-699, KM 321.

Source:

  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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