Hannover 1709-RB thaler Dav-2065

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Heritage sale 30301, lot 28186
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 28186 in Heritage sale 3031 (Dallas, January 2014), where it sold for $558.13. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brunswick-Luneberg-Calenberg-Hannover. Georg Ludwig Taler 1709-RB, Zellerfeld mint, AU, struck for the future King George I of England. Darkly toned with a very small planchet flaw on the center of the Wildman on the reverse. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 82 (16 September 2009), lot 1240." 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3031, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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