Hannover 1837-A thaler Dav-664

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1391
This specimen was part of lot 1391 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), which sold for 300 CHF (about US$377 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hannover, ab 1814 Königreich, Wilhelm IV. 1830-1837 Taler 1834. Taler 1835. Taler 1835 (Feinsilber). Taler 1837 (Feinsilber). Kahnt 219, 220, 222, 221. Sehr schön und sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Hannover, William IV (1830-37), thalers of 1834, 1835 (2), 1837. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type of 1835-37 is the last issued under William IV, king of England. On his death, his niece Victoria ascended the throne of England and Hannover passed to the king's brother Ernest August, severing a connection begun in 1714. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.82 g, .993 fine silver, 0.537 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 169, Dav-664.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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