Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1801-MC 10 thaler
This specimen was lot 29488 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,232.50. The catalog description noted, "Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand gold 10 Taler 1801-MC AU55 NGC. Attractive, with lightly toned, golden surfaces that display highly appealing design elements. Slightly porous from being underwater, but still pleasing nonetheless. A nice piece with an interesting historical background, recovered from the S. S. New York." This type was issued in small quantities 1801-06 along with a gold 2½ (KM 1032) and five thaler (KM 1025). The last ten thaler was struck in 1857.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.30 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 1041.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
- 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.