Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1750-IBH thaler Dav-2167

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 626
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 626 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,702.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Taler, 1750. Zellerfeld Mint. Karl I (1735-80). NGC MS-63. Highest certified example. Commemorating the Bleifield Mine. Attractive toning. Nicely struck and very attractive. From the Rockaway Collection." This is one of a series of mining thalers issued in the mid eighteenth century. This type was also minted in 1752. A similar thaler, honoring the same mine, is also known from Hannover (Dav-2102).

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2167; KM-942.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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