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German Thalers

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Some time back I bought these two German Thalers, What kind of info can you guys give me on these? Krause numbers? Rarity? Grade? Are they even real?


I don't know a dang thing about these other than I like the designs on them. lol







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They sure knew how to make beautiful coin designs back then.


The first one is from Bavaria, KM # 233.2. Krause catalog value $50 in VG and $100 in fine. The dude on the front is Maximillian lll and the coin was minted in Amburg thus the A on the obverse under the bust. No mintage stats available. I'm comfortable with a VG grade on this one though the reverse seems to be sharper.


The second coin is also from Bavaria, KM 234.1 with a VG value at $15 and Fine at $25, also with Max lll. VG I think...but a squeaker. No mintage stats.


Both appear to have been cleaned in my humble, untrained opinion but have retoned. Silver content is not listed in Krause for your 2 coins, but many other types of Bavarian thalers state a silver fineness of 0.8330 and .7515 actual silver content.


Ri Al

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