Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1633 thaler Dav-6308

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3730
This specimen was lot 3730 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 8,000 CHF (about US$10,118 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Herzogtum Wolfenbüttel. Friedrich Ulrich, 1613-1634. Taler 1633, Zellerfeld. Ausbeute der Grube St. Jakob in Lautenthal. Äusserst selten. Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Frederick Ulrich, 1613-34, thaler of 1633, Zellerfeld mint, for the Lauthenthal mines, very rare, choice extremely fine.)"
This thaler is listed for 1633-34. The year 1633 saw the issue of other mining thalers (Dav-6309 and -6310) as well as the regular "wild man" thaler (Dav-6307).

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,00 g.

Catalog reference: Kellner 1052, Dav-6308, KM 379.


  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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