Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1832-CvC 2-1/2 thaler

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30533
Br-Wolfenbuttel 1832 2-5 thaler rev H3029-30533.jpg

This specimen was lot 30533 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Wilhelm gold 2 1/2 Taler 1832-CVC, AU Details (Rim Filing) NGC. Well-struck, with a small area of filing on the reverse rim at 10:00. A very scarce, one-year type." This scarce type was issued for one year only. The last gold 2½ thaler was issued in 1851.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 3.32 g, .903 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 1125, Fr-747.


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  • 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
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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