Hesse 1842 2 thaler Dav-702

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3783
This specimen was lot 3783 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 275 CHF (about US$348 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Hessen-Darmstadt, Grossherzogtum Ludwig II. 1830-1848. Doppelter Vereinstaler 1842. Fleck auf Av. Vorzüglich. (Grand duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, Louis II, 1830-48, double thaler of 1842, spots on obverse, extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1839-42 and is fairly expensive, considering its substantial mintage.

Recorded mintage: 286,000.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 37,15 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 264. Thun 195, Dav-702, KM 310.


  • 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 & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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