Hannover 1841-S thaler Dav-672

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UBS sale 85, lot 314
This specimen was lot 314 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 1000 CHF (about US$1140 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND, Hannover, Kurfürstentum, ab 1814 Königreich, Ernst August, 1837-1851, Taler 1841. Gutes vorzüglich." (Kingdom of Hannover, Ernest Augustus, 1837-51, taler of 1841. Good Extremely Fine.)

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. Ernst August was one of the younger brothers of William IV of England. As Queen Victoria was not eligible to be queen of Hannover, her uncle was sent over to rule. As he was thoroughly disliked in England, few wept when he departed. This one year type is rather scarce and quite a bit overweight.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.82 g, .993 fine silver, this specimen 22,18 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 230, Thun 162, Dav-672, KM 196.

Source:

  • 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]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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