Hesse 1855 2 gulden Dav-705

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10315
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10315 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $347. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Hesse-Darmstadt. 2 Gulden, 1855. NGC AU-58. Toned." This type was struck 1848-49, 1853-56 and is scarce in comparison to its mintage. It succeeded a double gulden of Ludwig II (Dav-704). The two gulden is barely large enough to be considered a crown but is included by tradition.

Recorded mintage: 149,000.

Specification: 21.21 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-705; KM-329.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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