Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1746-IBH thaler Dav-2145
This specimen was lot 20493 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $4,700. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Taler, 1746-IBH. Karl I (1735-80). NGC MS-64. Finest graded not only for date, but for type as well at both NGC and PCGS. A fully struck masterpiece of numismatic art, with the Wildman as crisp and lifelike as any seen on coinage from this German State. Ample light clear toning featuring apricot, pear and seafoam green, that creates a visual treat of incomparable beauty. A coin which absolutely dwarfs all of its peers, and one sure to become a prized addition to the collection it joins." This type was struck for many years 1735-75 but is scarce. The thalers of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel fill the pages of Davenport but few are affordable.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-2145; KM-883; Welt-2719.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
- 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.