Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1752-IBH thaler Dav-2162

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Kunker sale 263, lot 774
This specimen was lot 774 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €925 (about US$1,195 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, FÜRSTENTUM Karl I. 1735-1780. Reichstaler 1752, Zellerfeld. Ausbeute der Grube Lautenthals Glück. Feine Patina, winz. Schrötlingsfehler, fast vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles I, 1735-80, thaler of 1752, Zellerfeld mint, for the "Lauthenthal's luck" mine. Fine patina, minor edge defects, choice extremely fine.)"
The duke must have been extra grateful for his silver mines in 1752, as he issued this one for the "Lautenthal's Luck", Dav-2164 for "Goodness of the Lord" mine, Dav-2166 for the "Rainbow" mine and Dav-2168 for the king Carl mine. All are scarce. A similar thaler, honoring the same mine, is known from Hannover (Dav-2099).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2162; KM-923.2, Müseler 10.3/59; Welter 2727.


  • [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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