Hannover 1704-RB thaler Dav-2065

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10301
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10289 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $405. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover. Taler, 1704. NGC EF-40. George Ludwig (1698-1727)." This type was issued 1700-11 (confusingly, the 1700 issue is catalogued as Dav-6653). Wild man thalers were issued from this locality as late as 1755. George Ludwig was promoted to king of England on the death of his cousin Anne Stuart in 1714. This is the period when the duchy ceased to be known as Brunswick-Luneburg and called Hannover instead.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2065; KM-35.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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