Hesse-Darmstadt 1833-HR thaler Dav-701

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Sincona sale 11, lot 896
This specimen was lot 896 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 275 CHF (about US$340 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Hessen-Darmstadt, Grossherzogtum Ludwig II. 1830-1840. Kronentaler 1833, Darmstadt. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (grand duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, Louis II (1830-40), crown thaler of 1833, Darmstadt mint. Nice extremely fine.)"
This type, the only thaler issued by this ruler, is noted for 1833-37. Double thalers (Dav-702) also exist and are more available.

Recorded mintage: 124,000.

Specification: 29.51 g, .871 fine silver, this specimen 29.41 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 263. Thun 194, KM 298, Davenport-701.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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