Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1854-B 10 thaler Fr-748

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Künker sale 294, lot 3580
This specimen was lot 3580 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,150 (about US$1,550 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-WOLFENBÜTTEL, FÜRSTENTUM, Wilhelm, 1831-1884. 10 Taler 1854, B. GOLD. Sehr schön +. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, William I, 1831-84, ten thaler of 1854. Very fine or better.)"
This type of 1853-57 is not rare but is expensive. It was equal to the Prussian doppelter friedrichs d'or (Fr-2431).

Recorded mintage: 163,000 (highest mintage date).

Specification: 13.30 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 13.27 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1147, Divo/S. 67; Fr-748; Schl. 220.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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