Hannover 1713-HCB thaler Dav-2068

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Künker sale 335, lot 3819
This specimen was lot 3819 in Künker sale 335 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €5,000 (about US$6,543 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG UND LÜNEBURG, BRAUNSCHWEIG-CALENBERG-HANNOVER, Georg I. Ludwig, 1698-1714. Reichstaler 1713, Clausthal. Variante mit Arabesken in der Rückseitenumschrift. Sehr selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. Schöne Patina, kl. Randfehler, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, George Louis, 1698-1714, thaler of 1713, Clausthal mint. Variety with arabesques on the reverse. Very rare in this condition, beautiful patina, minor rim nick, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This rare type was struck 1712-14 just prior to the duke's elevation to king of Great Britain and elector of Hannover. A very similar thaler exists (Dav-2067) with the British Order of the Garter added to the reverse. Other thalers for 1713 include Dav-2059, Dav-2060, Dav-2063, Dav-2066.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.22 g.

Catalog reference: KM 80, Dav-2068 A; Welter 2135.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 335: Bracteates from Upper Swabia and the area of the Lake Constance | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the Dr. Karl Walter Bach Collection of coins of the Austrian nobility, Special collections of Bavaria, Lubeck, Wurttemberg as well as siege coins from the Eberhard Link Collection. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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