GERMANY. Bayern. Maximilian II, 1848-1864. Ducat (Gold, 21 mm, 3.49 g, 12 h), 1853. MAXIMILIAN. II BAVARIAE REX Bare head of Maximilan to right. Rev. EX AVRO RHENI / MDCCCLIII View of the Dome of Speyer. Friedberg 278. Schlumberger 115. Rare, reported mintage of circa 500 specimens. Good extremely fine.
This issue was struck from stream gold from the Rhine river.