Hannover 1724-EPH thaler Dav-2077

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1216
This This specimen was lot 1216 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 280 CHF (about US$352 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, Herzogtum, Georg Ludwig (Georg I.), 1698-1727 Taler 1724. Zellerfeld. Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, George Louis, 1698-1727, thaler of 1724, Zellerfeld mint, choice extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1718-27. "Wild man" thalers were issued from this locality as late as 1760. George Ludwig was promoted to king of England on the death of his cousin Anne Stuart in 1714 (note the British arms on the obverse). This is the period when the duchy ceased to be known as Brunswick-Luneburg and called Hannover instead.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.05 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-2077; KM-134, Welter 2231.

Source:

  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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