Hesse-Darmstadt 1844 2 thaler Dav-703
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 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.
- 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.