Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1612 3 thaler Dav-LS31

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Kunker sale 263, lot 748
This specimen was lot 748 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,200 (about US$2,842 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, FÜRSTENTUM Heinrich Julius, 1589-1613. Löser zu 3 Reichstalern 1612, Zellerfeld. Mit Wertpunze. Henkelspur, Felder min. geglättet, sehr schön. (Germany, principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Henry Julius, 1589-1613, triple thaler of 1612, Zellerfeld mint, with denomination punched in. Mount mark, fields smoothed, very fine.)"
This large coin, similar to issues of 1608-10, was accompanied by a 1½ thaler (Dav-LS33a) and an even more massive four thaler (Dav-LS30).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 86,22 g.

Catalog reference: Duve 4; Welter 619, Dav-LS31; KM29.3.


  • 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, 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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