Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1735-BID thaler Dav-2140

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Künker sale 293, lot 570
This specimen was lot 570 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €6,750 (about US$9,098 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM Ludwig Rudolf, 1731-1735, seit 1714 in Blankenburg. Reichstaler 1735, Braunschweig. Von größter Seltenheit. Hübsche Patina, vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Louis Rudolf, 1731-35, thaler of 1735, Brunswick mint. Very rare, handsome patina, extremely fine.)"
This thaler is one of a number of commemoratives (Dav-2138 thru -2144) issued on the occasion of the death of the duke Ludwig Rudolf and his immediate successor, Ferdinand Ulbrecht II. All are scarce to rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2140; KM-878.2, Welter 2461.

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.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.

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