Goslar 1705-IAB thaler Dav-2272A

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Sincona sale 50, lot 1050
Goslar in 1648, in Wolfenbuttel near Hildesheim
This specimen was lot 1050 in Sincona sale 50 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 7,500 CHF (about US$9,046 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Goslar, Stadt. Taler 1705. Mit Titel Josephs I. Madonna mit Kind und Zepter in Flammenglorie über dem Stadtschild. Rv. Gekrönter Doppeladler mit grossem Reichsapfel auf der Brust, unten die geteilte Jahreszahl. Sehr selten in dieser Erhaltung. Prachtvolle Erhaltung mit herrlicher Patina. Fast FDC. (Germany, city of Goslar, thaler of 1705, struck in the name of Joseph I. Obverse: Madonna and Child with scepter in flaming glory, city arms below. Reverse: crowned double headed eagle with large imperial orb on its breast, date below. Very rare in this condition, Beautiful condition with magnificent patina, About uncirculated.)"
Goslar was an imperial city surrounded by Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel and often acted as a mint for the dukes of that state. The cityminted an extensive series of minor coinage in the eighteenth century but few thalers. This issue also comes without the mintmaster's initials (Dav-2272) and was accompanied by a half thaler (KM 75).

Recorded mintage: unknown but few.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.13 g.

Catalog reference: KM 76.2, Buck/Büttner/Kluge 301 A/a. Cappe 509, Dav-2272A.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Jubilee Auction 50, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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