Brunswick-Dannenberg (1619-20) thaler Dav-6419

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1276
This specimen was lot 1276 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 1,500 CHF (about US$1,884 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Dannenberg, Herzogtum, Julius Ernst, 1598-1636 Taler o. J. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Dannenberg, Julius Ernest (1598-1636), undated thaler, very fine.)"
This rather rare thaler was issued by a shortlived splinter of Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle called Brunswick-Dannenberg. On the death of Julius Ernst, his heir, August II, united the realm with Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.66 g.

Catalog reference: KM 10, Bahrfeldt 128, Welter 702; Dav-6419.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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