Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg 1664-HS thaler Dav-6529

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 2659
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2659 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $376. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg. Taler, 1664-HS NGC EF45. Georg Wilhelm, 1648-1705. Wildman. Reverse: Helmeted arms. Toned. NGC graded EF-45." This type depicting the wild man of the forest is recorded for 1664-66 and is among the common types of the period. Other thalers for 1664 include Dav-6528, -6355 (1½ thaler), -6534 (1¼ thaler), -6535, and -6536. The Duchy of Brunswick was divided and subdivided in the seventeenth century but was eventually reassembled as the Kingdom of Hannover before being absorbed into Prussia in 1866.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-6529, KM 57.2.


  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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