Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1691-RB thaler Dav-6395

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Heritage sale 3040, lot 29843
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29843 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $1,043.40. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Rudolf August & Anton Ulrich Taler 1691-RB MS61 NGC. An extremely choice example of this scarcely encountered Taler, featuring the visages of the jointly-ruling brothers and a beautifully stylistic reverse motif. All-over steel-gray patination enlivens with a substantial amount of apricot iridescence that is delicately woven through the devices and resides within the protected areas. Absolutely appealing and desirable so choice." This type is listed for 1688-1703 and is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-6395; KM-577; Welter-2066.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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