Wurttemberg 1871 2 thaler Dav-961

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10365
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10365 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $881. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Wurttemberg. 2 Taler, 1871. NGC MS-63. Commemorates the restoration of the Ulm Cathedral. Toned. From the Demarete Collection." 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: 4,031.

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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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