Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle 1663-LW thaler Dav-6521

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50434
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50434 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $476. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle. Taler, 1663-LW. NGC AU-55. Christian Ludwig (1648-65). Toned." 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 is listed under Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle and is recorded for 1649-65, the entire reign of duke Christian Ludwig.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-6521; KM-211.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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