Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1671-RB thaler Dav-6381

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Kunker sale 263, lot 758
This specimen was lot 758 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,455 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, FÜRSTENTUM Rudolf August, 1666-1685. Reichstaler 1671, Clausthal, auf die Eroberung der Stadt Braunschweig. R Scharf ausgeprägtes Exemplar mit prachtvoller Patina, vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Rudolf August, 1666-85, thaler of 1671, Clausthal mint, on the conquest of the city of Brunswick. Sharply struck with beautiful patina, extremely fine.)"
This event was also noted on Dav-6382, Dav-6283 and Dav-6384, all scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-511; Dav-6381; Welter 1838.


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  • 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.
  • [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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