Brunswick-Dannenberg 1625 thaler Dav-6427

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Künker sale 293, lot 587
This specimen was lot 587 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €280 (about US$377 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM Julius Ernst, 1598-1636. Reichstaler 1625, Scharnebeck. RR Prägeschwäche, Kratzer, fast sehr schön. Exemplar der Auktion Fritz Rudolf Künker 154, Osnabrück 2009, Nr. 402. (duchies of Brunswick-Luneburg and Brunswick Wolfenbuttel, Julius Ernest, 1598-1636, thaler of 1625, Scharnebeck mint. Rare, weakly struck, cracks, about very fine.)"
This rather rare thaler of 1624-25 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.

Catalog reference: KM 32, Welter 704; Dav-6427.

Source:

  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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