Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1688-RB thaler Dav-6394

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Künker sale 335, lot 3800
This specimen was lot 3800 in Künker sale 335 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,047 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, Rudolf August und Anton Ulrich, 1685-1704. Reichstaler 1688, Goslar oder Zellerfeld. Eintrachtstaler. Selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. Vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Rudolf Augustus and Anton Ulrich, 1685-1704, thaler of 1688, Goslar or Zellerfeld mint. Rare in this condition, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
Unlike many thalers from this state, this one year type is rare. Other thalers from 1688 include Dav-6393A and the very similar Dav-6395.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.98 g.

Catalog reference: KM 576, Dav-6394; Welter 2066.

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.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 335: Bracteates from Upper Swabia and the area of the Lake Constance | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the Dr. Karl Walter Bach Collection of coins of the Austrian nobility, Special collections of Bavaria, Lubeck, Wurttemberg as well as siege coins from the Eberhard Link Collection. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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