Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1673-IPE thaler Dav-6379

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Künker sale 293, lot 535
This specimen was lot 535 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €440 (about US$593 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM Rudolf August, 1666-1685. Reichstaler 1673, Zellerfeld. R Kl. Randfehler, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (duchies of Brunswick-Luneburg and Brunswick Wolfenbuttel, Rudolf Augustus, 1666-85, thaler of 1673, Zellerfeld mint. Scarce, edge defects, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This is another in the long series of "wild man" thalers struck in Brunswick-Luneburg and Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This one is recorded for 1667-83 and is slightly scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 502, Dav-6379, Welter 1840.

Source:

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