Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1647-HS 1/8 thaler

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Kunker sale 293, lot 502
This specimen was lot 502 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €85 (about US$115 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM August der Jüngere, 1635-1666. 1/8 Reichstaler 1647, Zellerfeld. R Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Augustus the Younger, 1635-66, one-eighth thaler of 1647, Zellerfeld mint. Scarce, very fine.)"
This type is noted for 1637-41 and 1647. Numerous "wild man" thalers exist from this state.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Welter 843, KM 394.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [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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