Hannover 1750-S 1/2 goldgulden Fr-612

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3651
from Heritage sale 3049, lot 30814
Hannover H3049-30814r.jpg
The first specimen was lot 3651 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €700 (about US$904 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-CALENBERG-HANNOVER, AB 1692 KURFÜRSTENTUM HANNOVER, Georg II. 1727-1760. 1/2 Goldgulden (1 Taler) 1750, Hannover. GOLD. Attraktives Exemplar, min. Prägeschwäche, vorzüglich. (Germany, electorate of Hannover, George II, 1727-60, half gold gulden (= one thaler) of 1750, Hannover mint. Attractive, cleaned, extremely fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 30814 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted, "Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover. George II August gold 1/2 Goldgulden 1750 MS64 NGC. Beautiful deep red toning in the fields with a significant amount of residual luster. Some adjustment marks in the center of the reverse should not be mistaken for post-striking scratches. Overall very attractive and apparently much better than one normally encounters for the type." This type of 1749-56 was accompanied by a quarter (Fr-613), one (Fr-611), two and four goldgulden (Fr-609). Ducats were struck as well and may have been slightly heavier.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 1.75 g, .986 fine gold, .055 troy oz AGW, the first specimen 1.64 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-612; Welter 2522, KM 300.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • [2]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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