Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1683-RB 2 thaler Dav-LS107
This specimen was lot 20562 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. 2 Talers, 1683-RB. Zellerfeld Mint. Rudolf August (1666-1704). NGC MS-61. Mintmaster Rudolph Bornemann. The duke gallops left, marshal's baton in hand, denomination ("2") punched in below the horse's hoof; Reverse: Five-helmeted arms. A wonderful example of a 17th century Loser Taler. Sharply struck with light attractive tone and strong underlying soft satin luster." Like most double thalers, this one year type is rare. It is accompanied by a 1½ thaler (Dav-LS108).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 56.16 gms.
Catalog reference: Dav-LS107; KM-531.2; Welter-1827.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.