Prussia 1855-A 2 thaler Dav-772

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23654
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23654 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 1855-A, MS64 NGC. Handsomely toned in golden-gray, there are few noteworthy surface marks and the strike is fantastic." This type was struck 1853-56. Despite being issued for only four years, it is fairly common. The denomination became obsolete in the reform of 1871.

Recorded mintage: 100,045.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-772; KM-467.


  • 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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