Hannover 1839-A 2/3 thaler

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Sincona sale 57, lot 2626
This specimen was lot 2626 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 210 CHF (about US$250 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND | Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, Herzogtum, Ernst August, 1837-1851. 2/3 Taler 1839. Vorzüglich. Leicht berieben. (Germany, kingdom of Hannover, Ernest Augustus, 1837-51, two-thirds thaler of 1839, Extremely fine, Slightly polished.)"
In 1837, on the death of William IV, Victoria ascended the throne of Great Britain and her cousin the throne of Hannover, as women were debarred from ruling there. Thus ended the union between England and Hannover, much to the relief of the English political establishment, who heartily disliked Ernst August. This is a one year type.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 13.08 g, .993 fine silver, this specimen 12.94 g.

Catalog reference: KM 180, AKS 108. J. 62.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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