Hannover 1703-HB thaler Dav-2061

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 33133
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33133 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover. George Ludwig Taler 1703-HB AU53 PCGS, A scarce issue, broad in stature and boldly detailed, with lustrous surfaces that glisten with silvery tone. Choice and alluring, especially in this well-preserved condition." This type was issued 1700-05 (confusingly, the 1700 issue is catalogued as Dav-6655). St. Andrew thalers were issued from this locality as late as 1760. George Ludwig was promoted to king of England on the death of his cousin Anne Stuart in 1714 but remained in Germany. This is the period when the duchy ceased to be known as Brunswick-Luneburg and called Hannover instead.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 20, Dav-2061.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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