Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1692-HCH 24 mariengroschen KM-586

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Goldberg sale 104, lot 3955
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This specimen was lot 3955 in Goldberg sale 104 (Los Angeles, June 2018), where it sold for $78. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. 24 Mariengroschen, 1692. Rudolf August & Anton Ulrich. Leaping horse. PCGS graded VF-35. From the Ora Eads Collection." The running stallion was a badge of Brunswick, referring to the pre-Christian Saxons who sacrificed and ate horses. Rudolf August and Anton Ulrich shared the ducal title until Rudolf's death 1704, whereupon Anton ruled alone until his death in 1714. This type was struck 1690-93 and traded for 2/3 thaler.

The Brunswick coinages are among the most complicated series of German states issues outside of Saxony. The SCWC lists coins for Brunswick-Blankenburg, Brunswick-Lüneberg-Calenberg-Hannover, Brunswick-Lüneberg-Celle and Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Hannover was the most important and eventually absorbed the others before itself being annexed by Prussia in 1866.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-586.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 104: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.

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