Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1829-CVC 10 thaler Fr-742

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 32202
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This specimen was lot 32202 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $4,700. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Karl II gold 10 Taler 1829-CVC MS62 NGC, A beautiful and nearly prooflike large-size gold piece from the German State of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Though the mintage is not known for this issue, it would appear to be a fairly scarce type; we note that no example has sold publicly, either in North America or Europe, since October, 2013. That coin, sold by Künker and graded as 'Vorzüglich/Vorzüglich Stempelglanz' (or 'Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine-Mint State'), sold for a hammer price of 4,400 Euros (or about $5,947). From the grade an photograph, it would appear to be more or less the equal of this specimen. However, with the added benefit of the NGC grading, we know for sure that this is a true Mint State example without any serious flaws, and so competition may be fairly intense from our bidders from around the world. An overall attractive and minimally hairlined example." This type was issued in small quantities 1827-29 along with a gold 2½ (KM 1117) and five thaler (KM 1110). The last ten thaler was struck in 1857.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.30 g, .900 fine gold, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: KM 1115, Fr-742, Jaeger-318.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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