Hannover 1850-B 10 thaler
This specimen was lot 2438 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 1,600 (about US$2,005 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "10 Taler 1850. Gutes vorzüglich. (good extremely fine.)" Various types of ten thaler pieces were struck most years between 1813 and 1856; the type shown here was issued 1849-51 and is very scarce, tho the 1850 is the most common of the three dates. 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: 13.3 g, .896 fine gold, .383 troy oz AGW, this specimen 13.30 g.
Catalog reference: D.S. 105. Schl. 411. Fr-1175; KM 212.
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- 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.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.