Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1745-IBH thaler Dav-2161

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 625
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 625 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Taler, 1745-IBH. NGC MS-62. 'Lautenthals Luck'. Two-year only issue depicting the mines at Lautenthal which were once mistakenly thought worthless; hence 'Lautenthals Luck'. Fantastic twin wildman reverse. Only example NGC has certified." A similar thaler, honoring the same mine, is known from the German state of Hannover (Dav-2099).

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2161; KM-923.1.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • 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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