Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1723-EPH 1/6 thaler

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Künker sale 293, lot 560
This specimen was lot 560 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €170 (about US$229 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM August Wilhelm, 1714-1731. 1/6 Taler 1723, Zellerfeld. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Augustus William, 1714-31, one sixth thaler of 1723, Zellerfeld mint. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1716-29 and is fairly common. Concurrent with this was a "wild man" six mariengroschen (KM 753). Both were worth one quarter gulden.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Welter 2394, KM 754.

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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