Hannover 1825 16 gute groschen

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1380
This specimen was lot 1380 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 60 CHF (about US$75 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hannover, ab 1814 Königreich, Georg IV. 1820-1830 16 Gute Groschen 1825. Hannover. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Hannover, George IV (1820-30), 16 good groschen of 1825, Hannover mint, 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. This particular type of 1822-30 is the most common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 11.77 g, .993 fine silver, this specimen 11.71 g.

Catalog reference: KM 138, Kahnt 207.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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