Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1829-CvC 2-1/2 thaler

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Jean Elsen sale 111, lot 954
Brunswick 2-5 thaler rev JElsen 111-954.jpg
This specimen was lot 954 in Jean Elsen sale 111 (Brussels, December 2011), where it sold for €600 (about US$923 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, BRUNSWICK-WOLFENBÜTTEL, Carl II (1815-1830), AV 2 1/2 Taler d'or, 1829 CvC, Petit défaut de flan au droit. presque Superbe. (Germany, Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Charles II (1815-30), gold 2½ thaler of 1829, minor planchet flaw on obverse, nearly extremely fine.)"
This scarce type was issued for one year only and was accompanied by a ten thaler (Fr-742). The last gold 2½ thaler was issued in 1851.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 3.32 g, .903 fine gold.

Catalog reference: J-318; A.K.S., 53; Fr-743, KM 443.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 111, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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