Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg 1694-HB thaler Dav-6649

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UBS sale 85, lot 278
This specimen was lot 278 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$913 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Herzogtum, -Calenberg-Hannover, Ernst August, 1679-1698. Taler 1694, Clausthal. Geharnischtes Brustbild mit grosser Perücke nach rechts. Rv. Wappen auf gekrönter, verzierter Wappenkartusche. Vorzüglich." (Duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, duke Ernest Augustus, 1679-98, thaler of 1694, Clausthal mint. Armored bust with large wig facing right; reverse: arms with ducal cap. Extremely Fine)

This type depicting the duke is recorded for 1693-97 only and is catalogued as quite expensive. 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, this specimen 28,98 g.

Catalog reference: Welter 1944, Dav-6649, KM 384.


  • 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]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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