Prussia 1867-C 2 thaler Dav-783

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Kunker sale 263, lot 726
This specimen was lot 726 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €480 (about US$620 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Wilhelm I. 1861-1888. Doppelter Vereinstaler 1867, C. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Prussia, William I, 1861-88, double union thaler of 1867. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This double thaler of 1865-71 is the most common type for Prussia and this product of the Cleve mint is the most common date. After unification, it circulated for six marks.

Recorded mintage: 1,048,856.

Specification: 37.03 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: Dav-783, AKS 96; Kahnt 392; Thun 269 C; Old. 412, KM 496.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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