Brunswick-Harburg 1641-HS thaler Dav-6412

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Kunker sale 263, lot 781
This specimen was lot 781 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €750 (about US$969 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-HARBURG, FÜRSTENTUM Wilhelm, 1603-1642. Reichstaler 1641, Zellerfeld. Hübsche Patina, sehr schön. (Germany, principality of Brunswick-Harburg, William, 1603-42, thaler of 1641, Zellerfeld mint. Nice patina, very fine.)"
This type is listed for 1640-42 and is perhaps the most 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.

Catalog reference: KM-40.6; Dav-6412; Welter 724.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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