1 Thaler Electorate of Bavaria (1623 - 1806) Silver Maximilian II ...

KM# 519.2 THALER
Silver, 40-43 mm.
Ruler: Maximilian III, Josef
Obv: Draped bustto right, mintmark below, head breaks legend at top Obv. Legend:D • G • MAX • IOS • () U • () B • (-) D • S • R • I • A • & E(L) • L• L •
Rev: Seated Madonna with Child, upturned crescent moonand clouds below, rays around behind, date at bottom Rev.Legend: PATRONA – BAVARIAE Edge Lettering: IN. - DEO. -CONSILIU. Mint: Amberg Note: Dav. #1954; JB-2209; H-330. Prev. KM#234.2.
Germany Electorate of Bavaria
1763 1764 1765 1766 1767 1768 1769 1770 1771 1772 1773 1774 1775 1776 1777

1767, Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph. Large Silver Madonna Thaler.

Mint Year: 1767
State: Bavaria (German State)
Reference: Davenport 1953, KM-519.1.
Denomination: Silver "Madonna" Thaler

Diameter: 40mm
Material: Silver
Weight: 27.7gm

Obverse: Draped bust of Maximilian III Joseph right, wearing Order of the Golden Fleece & large cross-shaped badge.
Legend: D.G.MAX.IOS.&.P.S.D.C.P.R.S.R.I.A.&.EL.L.L.

Reverse: The Virgin (Madonna) seated in clouds, holding baby-Jesus child and cross-topped orb in left hand and scepter in right hand.
Legend: PATRONA BAVARIAE . / 1767 .

Maximilian III Joseph (28 March 1727 – 30 December 1777) was Prince-elector of Bavaria from 1745 to 1777.

Born in Munich, Maximilian was the eldest son of Emperor Charles VII and his wife Marie Amalie, Archduchess of Austria. His maternal grandparents were Emperor Joseph I and Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Upon his father’s death in 1745, he inherited a country in the process of being invaded by Austrian armies (see War of the Austrian Succession), and quickly abandoned his father’s imperial pretenses and made peace with Maria Theresa in the Treaty of Füssen, in which he agreed to support her husband, Grand Duke Francis Stephen of Tuscany, in the upcoming imperial election.

MaximilianJoseph was a progressive and enlightened ruler who did much to improve the development of his country. In 1747 the porcelain factory at Nymphenburg was established. Munich’s first academic institution, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, was founded in 1759 by Maximilian III. During the severe dearth in 1770 Maximilian sold crown jewels to pay corn shipments. In this year he also issued his edict against the extravagant pomposity of the Church which contributed to the end of the era of Bavarian rococo. He also forbade the Oberammergau Passion Play. In 1771 the elector regulated the general school attendance.

In December of 1777 Maximilian Joseph died of small pox without leaving an heir. As the last of the junior branch of the Wittelsbach dynasty which derived from Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor and had ruled Bavaria since early 14th century, his death led to a succession dispute and the brief War of the Bavarian Succession. Maximilian’s consort Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony negotiated with Prussia to secure Bavaria’s independence against Austria. Ultimately, he was succeeded by his distant cousin, the Elector Palatine Karl IV from the senior branch of the dynasty.

Max III Joseph is buried in the crypt of the Theatinerkirche in Munich.

Max III Joseph ordered in 1751 François de Cuvilliés to construct the splendid rococo Cuvilliés Theatre. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was received by Maximilian III Joseph, who was skilled in music and composed, but due to strict frugality no post was offered.

type to read more


0  coins in the group
States of Germany silver coins   The states of Germany issued a wide variety of silver coins throughout history, reflecting the diverse political landscape of the region before the unification of Germany in 1871. Each state had its own coinage system, designs, and denominations. Here are some examples of silver coins issued by prominent German states:Prussia: As one of the la ...

Sold for: $18.0
Info: https://www.ebay.com/itm/156146870725 2024-04-17
Untitled Document 1848, Austria, Emperor Ferdinand I. Silver 20 Kreuzer Coin. Toned & Cleaned XF! Mint Year: 1848 Reference: KM-2208. Mint Place: Vienna (A) Denominat ...

Sold for: $239.0
Info: https://www.ebay.com/itm/156150655880 2024-04-17
Untitled Document 1783, Hungary, Emperor Joseph II. Silver "Virgin Mary" Thaler Coin. Kremnitz! Mint Year: 1783 Mint Place: Kremnitz (B) State: Kingdom of Hungary Referenc ...

Sold for: $240.0
Info: https://www.ebay.com/itm/156150679981 2024-04-17
1906, Hungary, Francis Joseph I. Gold 10 Korona "Standing Emperor" Coin. 3.38gm! Mint Year: 1906Mint place: Kremnitz (KB)Denomination: 10 Korona Reference: Friedberg 2 ...
You may be interested in following coins
1 Thaler Kingdom of Bavaria (1806 - 1918) Silver Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756 - 1825)
1 Thaler Kingdom of Bavaria (1806 - 1918 ...
group has   60 coins / 59 prices
1 Thaler Austria  Silver
1 Thaler Austria Silver
group has   8 coins / 7 prices
1 Thaler States of Germany / Germany Silver
1 Thaler States of Germany / Germany Silver
group has   67 coins / 65 prices
2024-05-17 - Historical Coin Prices
1 Real Spain Silver
Coin prices from public sources
2024-05-19 - New coin is added to 5 Shilling South Africa Silver George VI (1895-1952)

    5 Shilling South Africa Silver George VI (1895-1952)
group has    27 coins / 26 prices

1952, South Africa. Large Proof Silver 5 Shillings Coin. Low Pop 68/4! NGC PF67! Mint Year: 1952 Reference: KM-41. Denomination: 5 Shillings - VOC / Capetown 300th Anniversary Condi ...
You may be interested in ...
The rulers of the empires
Dynasty tree and coins
Check yourself!

Coin Puzzle
Coins Prices