Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg 1666-HS thaler Dav-6544

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23990
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23990 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg. Johann Friedrich Taler 1666-HS, AU55 NGC, a few minor flan and rim flaws do not detract from the charm of this piece with appealing blue-green highlights." This type depicting the wild man of the forest is recorded for 1665-67 only and is catalogued for more than other types of the same period. 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 but somewhat available.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-6544; KM-89.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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