Hannover 1760-IWS thaler Dav-2086

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1226
This specimen was lot 1226 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$502 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, Herzogtum, Georg II. 1727-1760 Taler 1760. Clausthal. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, George II (1727-60), thaler of 1760, Clausthal mint, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This is the final date of a type struck 1751-60 and is the last "leaping stallion" thaler from this locale. Hannover, linked to the British crown 1714-1837, embroiled England in several continental conflicts the British establishment would rather have steered clear of.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 30.13 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-2086; KM-194.2, Welter 2560.

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.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.

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