Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1866-B thaler Dav-636

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22357
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This specimen was lot 22357 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Taler, 1866-B. NGC MS-63. Medium golden orange toning over very lustrous metal. Only a handful of contact marks keeping this from a gem grade." This type of 1858-59 and 1865-71 is the most available thaler from this state in the nineteenth century, whose coinage had virtually ceased when this issue appeared.

Recorded mintage: 107,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .536 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-1152. Dav-636.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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