Brunswick-Harburg 1623 thaler Dav-6405

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Jean Elsen sale 114, lot 953
Brunswick-Harburg 1623 thaler rev JElsen 114-953.jpg
This specimen was lot 955 in Jean Elsen sale 114 (Brussels, September 2012) where it sold for €120 (about US$185 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, BRUNSWICK-HARBURG, Wilhelm (1603-1642), AR Taler, 1623, Harburg. Droit: B. cuirassé à droite, le col fraisé. Revers: Ecu surmonté de trois heaumes. Petits défauts de flan au revers. Très Beau. (Germany, Brunswick-Harburg, William (1603-42), silver thaler of 1623, Harburg mint. Obverse: armored bust to right with ruffed collar; reverse: Arms with three helmets. Planchet flaws, Very fine.)"
This type is listed for 1620-31 but is scarce despite the continuous production. Duke Wilhelm was the last ruler of Brunswick-Harburg which reverted to Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle on his death.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,54 g.

Catalog reference: Welter, 722A; Dav-6405, KM 16.


  • 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.
  • [2]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 114, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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