Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1600 thaler Dav-6285

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1097
This specimen was lot 1097 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 240 CHF (about US$302 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Herzogtum, Heinrich Julius, 1589-1613 Taler 1600. Goslar. Fast vorzüglich. (Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Henry Julius (1589-1613), thaler of 1600, Goslar mint, choice extremely fine.)"
This specimen is a product of the Goslar mint which was operated by mintmaster Heinrich Oeckeler who also worked at the Zellerfeld mint. This type is recorded for both mints. It was issued 1600-13 and is common. The "wild man" design was popular in Brunswick and Hannover at the time and appeared on many different thalers.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.97 g.

Catalog reference: Welter 645A; Dav-6285.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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