Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle 1623-HP thaler Dav-6478

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Kunker sale 263, lot 783
This specimen was lot 783 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €360 (about US$465 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-LÜNEBURG-CELLE, FÜRSTENTUM Christian, Bischof von Minden, 1611-1633. Reichstaler 1623, Andreasberg. Ausbeute der Grube St. Andreas. Sehr schön +. (Germany, principality of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Celle, Christian, bishop of Minden 1611-33, thaler of 1623, Andreasberg mint, for the St. Andreas mine. Very fine or better.)"
The duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle fell extinct in 1705 and passed to Hannover. 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. This type was struck 1619-24 in several varieties (Dav-6476 thru -6479) but is not rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-17.4; Dav-6478; Müseler 10.4.1/5; Welter 926.


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  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
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  • [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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