Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1666-HS thaler Dav-6342

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Künker sale 293, lot 530
This specimen was lot 530 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €300 (about US$404 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM August der Jüngere, 1635-1666. Reichstaler 1666, Zellerfeld. Hausknechtstaler. Winz. Schrötlingsfehler, kl. Prägeschwäche, sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Augustus the Younger, 1635-66, "house husband" thaler of 1666, Zellerfeld mint. A few rim defects, slightly weak strike, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1664-66 in Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel and is among the more common thalers of the day. The "wild man" design was popular in Brunswick and Hannover at the time and appeared on many different thalers. Duke August II ruled 1634-66.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 442.2, Dav-6342, Welter 822.

Source:

  • 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]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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