Nassau 1847 2 gulden Dav-746

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1461
This specimen was lot 1461 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 200 (about US$264 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Doppelgulden 1847. Wiesbaden. Vorzüglich-gutes vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Nassau, double gulden of 1847, Wiesbaden mint. Extremely fine.)"
This two year type is scarce. In 1866, the duchy was swallowed up by Prussia and the coinage ended, tho one branch of the family now occupies the throne of the Netherlands.

Recorded mintage: 88,281.

Specification: 21.21 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge, this specimen 21.17 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-741; KM-70; Kahnt 312. Thun 233.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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