Prussia 1859-A 2 thaler Dav-777
This specimen was lot 24059 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm IV 2 Taler 1859-A, AU58 NGC, nicely toned with some faint hairlines in the obverse fields, an attractive coin with considerable original luster." This type was issued 1858-59 at Berlin and is rather scarce, especially compared to Dav-771.
Recorded mintage: 173,528.
Specification: 37.03 g, .900 fine silver, 1.073 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-777, KM 474.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.