Hannover 1720-HCB 1/3 thaler KM-146

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3175
This specimen was lot 3175 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 575 CHF (about US$694 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, Herzogtum, Georg Ludwig (Georg I.), 1698-1727. 1/3 Taler 1720, Clausthal. Sehr selten. Gutes vorzüglich. Feine Patina. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, George Louis I, 1698-1727, third thaler of 1720, Clausthal mint. Very rare, Good extremely fine, Nice toning.)"
This "leaping stallion" type was struck 1719-25. Other one-third thalers for 1720 include KM 110 (portrait/arms, 1720-HCB) and KM 111 (Wildman, 1720-C). Many other types of third thalers were issued before and after. One third thaler = half gulden.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 6.47 g.

Catalog reference: KM 146, Welter 2249. Smith 45.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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