Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 1844 2 thaler Dav-719

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 659
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This specimen was lot 659 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. 2 Taler, 1844. NGC MS-62. Finest certified example. Dark toning with reflective underlying luster. Sharply struck and very attractive. From the Rockaway Collection." This type of 1844-47 is among the final issues of this principality. The prince abdicated in favor of Prussia in 1849.

Recorded mintage: 3,300.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: Dav-719; KM-23.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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