Wurttemberg 1812-ILW thaler Dav-945

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3877
This specimen was lot 3877 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 325 CHF (about US$411 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Württemberg, 1806 Königreich Friedrich II. (I.), 1797-1816. Kronentaler 1812. Sehr schön. (Kingdom of Wurttemberg, Frederick II (I), crown thaler of 1812, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1812 only and is scarce to rare as are most Wurttemberg thalers before 1825 (see Dav-954). The rather thuggish portrait cannot have pleased the new king.

Recorded mintage: 15,000.

Specification: 29.49 g, .868 fine silver, this specimen 29,17 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 577. Thun 426. Klein/Raff 31, KM 522, Dav-945.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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