Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1747-EK M 5 thaler Fr-714

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Künker sale 294, lot 3575
This specimen was lot 3575 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €480 (about US$647 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, FÜRSTENTUM, Karl I. 1735-1780. 5 Taler 1747, Braunschweig. GOLD. Berieben, sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles I, 1735-80, five thaler of 1747, Brunswick mint. Polished, very fine.)"
This type is listed for 1742-75 but is rare despite the long run of production. The duke also struck 2½ (Fr-715) and ten thaler gold pieces.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.65 g, .900 fine gold, .192 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.56 g.

Catalog reference: Welter 2694. Fr-714, KM-915.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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