Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle 1664-LW 1-1/2 thaler Dav-LS190
This specimen was lot 30304 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle. 1 1/2 Taler, 1664-LW. Christian Ludwig (1648-65). NGC AU-55. Well struck with minimal doubling and full details in the mining scene. Crowned monogram 'CL' countermark on rump of horse. We could find only three other specimens that have crossed the auction block in the past decade, with none better than EF. The coin offered is likely the finest extant." This issue was accompanied by a double thaler (Dav-LS189), a triple thaler (Dav-LS188) and a quadruple thaler (Dav-LS187).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, 62 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Dav-LS190; KM-251.5.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2015 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.