Hannover 1848-B thaler Dav-675

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1406
This specimen was lot 1406 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 80 (about US$105 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1848. Gutes sehr schön. (kingdom of Hannover, thaler of 1848, good very 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 two year type is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.82 g, .993 fine silver, lettered edge, this specimen 21.94 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-675; KM-208; Kahnt 234. Thun 167.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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