Prussia 1842-A 2 thaler Dav-766

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23653
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23653 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm IV 2 Taler 1842-A, MS64 NGC. A very choice example with full muted luster beneath light toning darkening in protected areas. The details on the reverse coat of arms are remarkable." This type was struck 1841-42. Despite being issued for only two years, it is the most common Prussian double thaler of the nineteenth century. The denomination became obsolete in the reform of 1871.

Recorded mintage: 1,249,479.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-766; KM-440.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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