Bavarian gulden

The Gulden (also called Florin) was the currency of Bavaria until 1873. Between 1754 and 1837 it was a unit of account, worth ​512 of a Conventionsthaler, used to denominate banknotes but not issued as a coin. The Gulden was worth 50 Conventionskreuzer or 60 Kreuzer Landmünze.

50-gulden note (dated 1866)

The first Gulden coins were issued in 1837, when Bavaria entered into the South German Monetary Union, setting the Gulden equal to four sevenths of a Prussian Thaler. The Gulden was subdivided into 60 Kreuzer. In 1857, the Gulden was set equal to four sevenths of a Vereinsthaler.

The Gulden was replaced by the Mark at a rate of 1 Mark = 35 Kreuzer.


  • Krause, Chester L.; Clifford Mishler (1991). Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1801–1991 (18th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0873411501.