Hannover 1746-CPS 1/3 thaler

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3177
This specimen was lot 3177 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, Herzogtum, Georg II. 1727-1760. 1/3 Taler 1746 CPS, Clausthal. Ausbeute. Münzmeister Christian Philipp Spangenberg. Vorderseitenlegende mit ....M.BRIT.FR & HIB.... Von grösster Seltenheit. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, George II, 1727-60, third thaler of 1746, Clausthal mint, for the mines. Obverse legend includes George's British titles. Of the highest rarity, Very fine.)"
This third thaler, with St. Andrew/arms, was struck 1740-51. Another third thaler, KM 255 (1746-IBH), with Wild man/arms, is also noted for 1746.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 6.68 g.

Catalog reference: KM 274, Müseler 10.6.3/9A (plate coin). Welter 2598 (plate coin). Smith 149.

Source:

  • 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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