Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1750-EK M 5 thaler Fr-714

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2118
This specimen was lot 2118 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$942 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Herzogtum Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Karl I. 1735-1780 5 Taler 1750. Braunschweig. Gutes sehr schön-sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles I (1735-80), five thaler of 1750, Brunswick mint. Good 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 6.62 g.

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


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.
  • 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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