Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1691-RB thaler Dav-6395
This specimen was lot 29843 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $1,043.40. The catalog description 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.
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.
- 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.