Hesse-Darmstadt 1844 2 thaler Dav-703

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 4337
Hesse Darmstadt 1844 2 thaler rev Goldberg 74-4337.jpg

This specimen was lot 4337 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $230 including buyer's fees. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States - Hesse-Darmstadt. 2 Talers, 1844. Ludwig III. Small edge nick. Toned. Very Fine to Extremely Fine. The George C. Follis Collection." This one year type is rather scarce.

Recorded mintage: 377,000.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, 1.074 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-703; Thun-199; KM-320.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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