Prussia 1865-A 2 thaler Dav-783
This specimen was lot 30688 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $3,818.75. The catalog description 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.
- 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.