Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1612 1-1/2 thaler Dav-LS33a

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Kunker sale 293, lot 463
This specimen was lot 463 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,100 (about US$2,830 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM Heinrich Julius, 1589-1613. Löser zu 1 1/2 Reichstalern 1612, Zellerfeld. Ohne Wertpunze. Preussag Collection (Auktion LCG/Künker 1) 22 (dieses Exemplar). Schrötlingsfehler, sehr schön. Exemplar der Preussag Collection, Part I. Auktion London Coin Galleries/Künker 1, London 2015, Nr. 22. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick- Wolfenbuttel, Henry Julius, 1589-1613, 1½ thaler of 1612, Zellerfeld mint, without denomination punched. Rim bumps, very fine.)"
This large coin, similar to issues of 1608-10, was accompanied by an even more massive three thaler (Dav-LS31) and four thaler (Dav-LS30).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 43,08 g.

Catalog reference: Duve 4; Welter 622, Dav-LS33a; KM 37.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., Large Size Silver Coins of the World, 16th-19th Centuries, 3rd Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1991.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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