Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1758-ACB thaler Dav-2149

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Künker sale 293, lot 579
This specimen was lot 579 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €600 (about US$809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, HERZOGTUM Karl I. 1735-1780. Reichstaler preuß. 1758, Braunschweig. R Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Exemplar der Slg. Bernhard Terletzki. Exemplar der Auktion Fritz Rudolf Künker 27, Osnabrück 1994, Nr. 2632. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles I, 1735-80, thaler of 1758, Brunswick mint. Scarce, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type of 1758-59 was apparently struck to the Prussian standard (22.27 g, .750 fine) and is rather scarce. The next bust thaler (Dav-2151) was struck to the convention standard (28.06 g, .833 fine).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2149; KM-950, Welter 2715.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • 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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