Hannover 1830 thaler Dav-661

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40536
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40536 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Hannover. Taler, 1830. NGC Unc Details--Surface Hairlines. Clausthaul Silver Mines. Demarete Collection." The Duchy of Brunswick was divided and subdivided in the seventeenth century but was eventually reassembled as the Kingdom of Hannover before being absorbed into Prussia in 1866. King George IV (1820-30) is better known as George IV of England. After his brother William's death in 1837, England passed to Victoria and Hannover passed to a cadet branch in the male line.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 23.54 g, .993 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-661; KM-146.1.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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