Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1745-IBH thaler Dav-2156

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3171
This specimen was lot 3171 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Herzogtum, Karl I. 1735-1780. Taler 1745, Zellerfeld. Ausbeute der Grube Weisser Schwan. Vorzüglich. Hübsche Patina. Kleine Prägeschwäche. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles I, 1735-80, thaler of 1745, Zellerfeld mint, for the White Swan mine. Attractive patina, Extremely fine, Minor weakly struck area.)"
This type, honoring the "White Swan" mine, was struck 1744-48 and is fairly expensive. Other mining thalers (Dav-2161, Dav-2163) exist for 1745.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.04 g.

Catalog reference: KM 921, Welter 2730, Müseler 10.3/39, Dav-2156.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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