Hannover 1703 24 mariengroschen

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UBS sale 83, lot 711
This specimen was lot 711 in UBS sale 83 (Zurich, September 2009) where it did not sell. The catalog description noted,
"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.

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