Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1704-HCH 2 pfennig

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Künker sale 293, lot 551
This specimen was lot 551 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €65 (about US$88 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM Rudolf August und Anton Ulrich, 1685-1704. 2 Pfennig 1704, Braunschweig, auf den Tod von Rudolf August. Herrliche Patina, fast Stempelglanz. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Rudolf Augustus and Anton Ulrich, 1685-1704, two pfennige of 1704, Brunswick mint, on the death of Rudolf Augustus. Superb patina, about uncirculated.)"
This commemorative must have been saved as it is listed as common. The SCWC lists it as silver but it is more likely billon.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, likely billon.

Catalog reference: Welter 1873, KM 644.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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