Wurttemberg 1869 2 thaler Dav-961

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23673
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23673 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "Wurttemberg. Karl Proof 2 Taler 1869, Proof 63 Cameo NGC, highly reflective fields with an amazing deeply frosted cameo bust. A choice example of this commemorative for the restoration of the Cathedral at Ulm." Wurttemberg began the issue of the unified empire coinage in 1872 and quckly became a major producer with Prussia and Bavaria. This type, appearing just before unification in 1869 and 1871, is scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, edge lettered "XV EIN PFUND FEIN."

Catalog reference: Dav-961; KM-618.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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