Brunswick-Harburg 1637-HS thaler Dav-6408

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3080
This specimen was lot 3080 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 2,000 CHF (about US$2,399 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Harburg, Herzogtum, Wilhelm zu Harburg, 1603-1642 Taler 1637. Zellerfeld. Münzmeisterzeichen HS zwischen gekreuzten Schlüsseln (Henning Schlüter). Sehr selten. Fast vorzüglich. Etwas poröser Schrötling. (Germany, duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Harburg, William of Harburg, 1603-42, thaler of 1637, Zellerfeld mint. Very rare. About extremely fine. Slightly corroded.)"
This type is listed for 1637-38 and is an occasionally available thaler from this locale. Duke Wilhelm was the last ruler of Brunswick-Harburg which reverted to Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle on his death.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.62 g.

Catalog reference: KM-40.2; Dav-6408; Welter 724.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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