Wurttemberg 1846 2 thaler Dav-958

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1027
This specimen was lot 1027 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$495 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Württemberg, Königreich Wilhelm I. 1816-1864. Doppelter Vereinstaler 1846, Stuttgart. Hochzeit des Kronprinzen. Kl. Kr. Gutes vorzüglich. (kingdom of Wurttemberg, William I, 1816-64, double union thaler of 1846, Stuttgart mint, on the wedding of the crown prince. Good extremely fine.)"
Despite the tiny mintage, this coin is more available than the regular issue of 1840-55 (Dav-956).

Recorded mintage: 5,808.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 37.03 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 591. Thun 438. Klein/Raff 90, KM 596, Davenport-958.

Source:

  • 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, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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