Hannover 1703 24 mariengroschen
"Georg Ludwig (Georg I.), 1698-1727. 24 Mariengroschen 1703, Zellerfeld. Wertangabe. Rv. Wilder Mann mit Tanne in der Rechten. Kl. Kr. Fast vorzüglich," (Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Calenberg-Hannover 1703 24 mariengroschen, nice extremely fine).The mythical creature on the obverse is a wild man of the forest. Elector Georg Ludwig became king George I of England in 1714. This type was struck 1701-11; 24 mariengroschen = 2/3 thaler. The Brunswick coinages are among the most complicated series of German states issues outside of Saxony. The SCWC lists coins for Brunswick-Blankenburg, Brunswick-Lüneberg-Calenberg-Hannover, Brunswick-Lüneberg-Celle and Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Hannover was the most important and eventually absorbed the others before itself being annexed by Prussia in 1866.
Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.
Specification: silver, this specimen 13.10 g.
Catalog reference: Welter 2158, Dav-423, KM 15.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.