Hannover 1723-HCB thaler Dav-2072

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UBS sale 85, lot 280
This specimen was lot 280 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 210 CHF (about US$240 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Herzogtum, -Calenberg-Hannover, Georg Ludwig (Georg I.), 1698-1727. Taler 1723, Clausthal. Gekröntes, vom Hosenbandorden umgebenes Wappen, gehalten von einem gekrönten Löwen und einem Einhorn. Rv. Nach links springendes Pferd. Sehr schön." (Duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, duke George Louis, 1698-1727, thaler of 1723, Clausthal mint. Crowned, gartered arms, supported by a crowned lion and unicorn; reverse: stallion leaping to the left. Very Fine)

This type depicting the stallion of Saxony is recorded for 1718-24 and is catalogued as quite expensive. The obverse shows the arms of Great Britain, assumed when the duke became king George I of England on the death of Queen Anne in 1714. Closely related types preceded (Dav-2070, struck 1716-18) and succeeded this coin (Dav-2073, struck 1725-27). The Duchy of Brunswick was divided and subdivided in the seventeenth century but was eventually reassembled as the Kingdom of Hannover before being absorbed into Prussia in 1866.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,00 g.

Catalog reference: Welter 2238, Dav-2072, KM 113.2.


  • 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]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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