Hannover 1801-C thaler Dav-660

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Künker sale 293, lot 704
This specimen was lot 704 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €3,800 (about US$5,122 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG-LÜNEBURG, HERZOGTUM Georg III. 1760-1820. Taler 1801, Hannover. Cassengeld. RR Nur 126 Exemplare geprägt. Attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Tönung, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. Exemplar der Slg. Bernhard Terletzki. Exemplar der Auktion Fritz Rudolf Künker 46, Osnabrück 1999, Nr. 2133. (Germany, electorate of Brunswick-Luneburg, George III, 1760-1820, thaler of 1801, Hannover mint, Cassengeld. Rare, only 126 pieces struck. Attractive example with fine toning, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This rare type was accompanied by a half thaler (KM 410, KM 411) and two-thirds thaler (KM 412). Hannover's ties to archenemy Great Britain earned Napoleon's ire and the province was repeated attacked and finally annexed by him. At the Congress of Vienna, the electorate was reconstituted as the kingdom of Hannover and ruled by George III and his sons until 1837.

Recorded mintage: 126.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-660; Thun 150; Welter 2804; Kahnt 197, KM 414 (listed under German States, Brunswick-Luneburg).


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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