Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1660-HS 1/4 thaler

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Kunker sale 293, lot 522
This specimen was lot 522 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €120 (about US$162 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM August der Jüngere, 1635-1666. 1/4 Reichstaler 1660, Zellerfeld. RR Henkelspur, sehr schön. (duchies of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Augustus the Younger, 1635-66, quarter thaler of 1660, Zellerfeld mint. Rare, mount mark, very fine.)"
Two quarter thalers exist for 1660: where the wild man holds his tree horizontally(KM 460, struck 1659-60, 1665) or where he holds his tree vertically (KM 465, struck 1660-64, shown here).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 465, Welter 839.

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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