Hannover 1839-S 10 thaler
This specimen was lot 20506 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hannover. 10 Taler, 1839-S. PCGS Genuine--Cleaning, AU Details Secure Holder. One year type with slightly smaller portrait and legends extending beneath the neck. Lightly wiped obverse with the reverse having plenty of luster and an original look. No major marks and sharp rims, an attractive example overall and containing more gold than contemporary 40 Francs coins from the same era." Various types of ten thaler pieces were struck most years between 1813 and 1856; the type shown here was issued 1839 only yet is among the more available. The kingdom of Hannover was the old duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg prior to the Napoleonic invasions. It was separated from the British crown in 1837 and absorbed by Prussia in 1866.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.30 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-1171; KM-187.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.