Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1748-IBH thaler Dav-2165

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Kunker sale 263, lot 769
This specimen was lot 769 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,938 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, FÜRSTENTUM Karl I. 1735-1780. Reichstaler 1748, Zellerfeld. Ausbeute der Grube Regenbogen. Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Patina, vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles I, 1735-80, thaler of 1748, Zellerfeld mint, for the Regenbogen mine. Attractive, extremely fine with nice patina.)"
This scarce type was minted 1745-46 and 1748. Another thaler was issued for the same mine in 1752 (Dav-2166).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2165; KM-924, Müseler 10.3/48; Welter 2728.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • 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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