Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1679 2 thaler Dav-LS105

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Künker sale 293, lot 537
This specimen was lot 537 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €3,600 (about US$4,852 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM Rudolf August, 1666-1685. Löser zu 2 Reichstalern 1679, Zellerfeld. Mit Wertpunze. Preussag Collection (Auktion London Coin Galleries/Künker 1) 95 (dieses Exemplar). Feine Tönung, kleiner Fleck, sehr schön-vorzüglich. Exemplar der Preussag Collection, Part I. Auktion London Coin Galleries/Künker 1, London 2015, Nr. 95. (duchies of Brunswick-Luneburg and Brunswick Wolfenbuttel, Rudolf Augustus, 1666-85, double thaler of 1679, Zellerfeld mint, with denomination punch. Fine toning, small stain, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This very rare issue has a matching 1½ thaler (Dav-LS106).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 56,45 g.

Catalog reference: KM 531.1, Dav-LS105, Duve 2; Welter 1827.

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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