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v19_1823 - GERMANY - KINGDOM OF BAVARIA - LUDWIG II 20 marks or, 1er type 1872 Münich

GERMANY - KINGDOM OF BAVARIA - LUDWIG II 20 marks or, 1er type 1872 Münich XF
MONNAIES 19 (2004)
Starting price : 130.00 €
Estimate : 230.00 €
Realised price : 130.00 €
Type : 20 marks or, 1er type
Date: 1872
Mint name / Town : Münich
Quantity minted : 2770067
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,91 g.
Edge : inscrite en creux GOTT MIT UNS (Dieu avec nous)
Coments on the condition:
Coup sur la tranche à cinq heures au droit. Petite griffe sous 20 au revers. Très bel exemplaire
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LUDWIG II - KŒNIG V. BAYERN.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Louis II à droite ; au-dessous D.
Obverse translation : (Louis II roi de Bavière).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DEUTSCHES - REICH (FEUILLE DE CHÊNE)/ 20 - M/ 18-72.
Reverse description : Aigle impériale couronnée, timbrée d'un écu orné d'une aigle, entouré du collier de l'ordre allemand.
Reverse translation : (Empire allemand).

Historical background


GERMANY - KINGDOM OF BAVARIA - LOUIS II

(10/03/1864-13/06/1886)

Louis II (25/08/1845-13/06/1886) is the eldest son of Maximilian II Joseph and Marie of Prussia. He succeeded his father in 1864. After Prussia, Bavaria was the most powerful state of the Reich. Unfortunately Louis II had supported his cousin Franz Joseph I of Austria (1848-1916) against William I in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. Intimate friend of Wagner, he spent the money lavishly and built many castles in the fantastic architecture. Neurotic, with an idealistic and enthusiastic temperament, the Ministry decided to write a certificate of insanity and interning. Leads to Castle Berg, he drowned in the nearby lake, perhaps trying to escape.

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