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January 14, 2009

Bavaria German States

John Weber of Beaver Dam, WI wrote in about a coin he could not identify. He included written legends and a photograph of the obverse and reverse of the coin, but made no mention about the metal content or the diameter of the piece.

From the legends:

Obverse: D.G.MAX.10S.U.B/D.S.R.I.A.&EL.L.L


With this information we can immediately surmise that this coin is from the German State of Bavaria. If we assume that it is a large silver piece and take into account the 1760 date we can best guess that John's coin is a KM#234.1, Davenport #1953, Thaler.

John's coin is very well worn, probably a VG-F, and this type is fairly common, so we would place it's approximate value right around $20 to $25.

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Tom Michael has been Krause Publications primary market analyst on more than 80 world and United States coin catalogs produced over the last 20 years. He came to KP in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in history, a master of arts degree in economics and a history of coin collecting stretching back to the 1960s. He began collecting world coins as a child by asking friends and relatives to bring coins back from overseas trips, visiting flea markets and having his mother watch for foreign coins in her register at the local grocery store. Today he works with a dedicated base of over 200 contributors to provide accurate market values for the five-volume Standard Catalog of World Coins series, as well as many specialty catalogs, including Coins & Currency of the Middle East and the fifth edition of Unusual World Coins.

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