Vlado S. writes: I have this large silver coin: PATRONIA BAVARIAE 1764 D.G.MAX.IOS.UB. D.S.R.I.A.& EL.L.L. What is the value. of this coin… Best regards
You have a coin from Bavaria (German State) under the rule of Maximilian III, Joseph (1745-1777). Bavaria is located in the south of Germany. The Duchy of Bavaria was established with a distinct ruler in 1180 AD under The Count of Wittelsbach. All rulers of Bavaria until 1918 could trace their lineage back to the Count.
You didn’t mention the denomination, but I assume that it is a Thaler (about U.S. silver dollar size).
The obverse shows the bust of Maximillian Joseph; around is the Latin abbreviated legend: D.G. MAX.IOS.U.B.D.S.R.I.A. & EL.L.L. (By the Grace of G-d, Maximillian Joseph, Duke of Bavaria, Archsteward of the Sacri Romani Imperii (Holy Roman Empire) and Landgrave of Leuchtenberg.
The Reverse shows the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child surrounded by the legend PATRIA BAVARIAE (Country of Bavaria) and the date, 1764 below.
Value depends on condition. Note: The coin’s weight was extremely important. Each coin was weighed at the mint. Overweight coins were filed to remove excess metal. These “adjustment marks”, that is, file mark lines going diagonally across the reverse design do not detract from the grade of these coins unless they are severe.
Approximate Value Range (VG – EF): $20 – $150