Hannover 1822 16 gute groschen KM-136

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1379
This specimen was lot 1379 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 80 CHF (about US$101 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hannover, ab 1814 Königreich, Georg IV. 1820-1830 16 Gute Groschen 1822. Hannover. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Hannover, George IV (1820-30), 16 good groschen of 1822, Hannover mint, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The sixteen gute groschen was half a thaler; unusually for a minor coin, it was almost pure silver. It was issued for Hannover 1820-34. The denomination was terminated when the thaler was reduced from 23.54 g to 16.82 g. Three different reverse types are noted for 1822.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 11.77 g, .993 fine silver, this specimen 11.72 g.

Catalog reference: KM 136, Kahnt 205.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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