Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1856-B 2 thaler
This specimen is from a one year type issued to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the reign of Duke Wilhelm (1831-84). The line became extinct upon his death and the duchy passed to Prussia. Like most double thalers, this type is scarce and expensive.
Recorded mintage: 17,000.
Specification: 37.12 g, .900 fine silver, 1.07 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 1149, Dav-635.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.