Hohenzollern-Hechingen 1847-D 2 gulden Dav-717

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40538
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
Wurttemberg and Hohenzollern in 1917
Hohenzollern in 1789

This specimen was lot 40538 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Hohenzollern-Hechingen. 2 Gulden, 1847. NGC MS-65. Very attractive. Light multi-color toning and exceptionally choice. Demarete Collection." The Hohenzollerns started out in southwest Germany. A junior branch wandered off and became the Margraves of Brandenburg and eventually kings of Prussia and emperors of Germany. The senior branch abdicated in favor of the Berlin branch after the revolutions of 1848. This scarce type was struck in Munich 1846-47 shortly before.

Recorded mintage: 4,300.

Specification: 21.21 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-717; KM-48.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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