Hesse-Darmstadt 1825 HR thaler Dav-700
This specimen was lot 4336 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $276 including buyer's fees. The catalog description noted, "German States - Hesse-Darmstadt. Taler, 1825-HR. Ludwig X. Toned. Scarce type. NGC graded AU-50. The George C. Follis Collection." This one year type, the only thaler issued between 1819 and 1833, is scarce. It is a kronenthaler, not a convention thaler, which was 28.06 g.
Recorded mintage: 171,000.
Specification: 29.51 g, .871 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-700; KM-292; Thun-193.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.