Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1750-EK M 2-1/2 thaler Fr-715
"Herzogtum Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Karl I. 1735-1780 2 1/2 Taler 1750. Braunschweig. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles I (1735-80), 2½ thaler of 1750, Brunswick mint. Very fine.)"This type is listed for 1742-75 but is rare despite the long run of production. The duke also struck five (Fr-714) and ten thaler gold pieces.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.32 g, .900 fine gold, .096 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.26 g.
Catalog reference: Welter 2698. Fr-715, KM-913.
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- 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.