Prussia 1865-A 2 thaler Dav-783

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 30688
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30688 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $3,818.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Prussia. Wilhelm I Proof 2 Taler 1865-A PR64 NGC, Berlin mint. A stunning gem proof example with lightly toned deeply mirrored surfaces. Incredibly rare as this piece is currently the finest-known certified example." This type was struck 1865-71. Most dates are rare. The denomination became obsolete in the reform of 1871.

Recorded mintage: 23,462.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-783; KM-496.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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