Hohenzollern-Hechingen 1844 2 thaler Dav-716
This specimen was lot 20660 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $3,995. The catalog description noted, "Hohenzollern-Hechingen. Friedrich Wilhelm Constantin 2 Taler 1844, MS63 NGC, deep russet and magenta patina, very scarce type from this Principality which was absorbed into Prussia in 1849." This type is reported for 1844-46.
Recorded mintage: 2,346.
Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-716; KM-46.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.