Hannover 1850-B thaler Dav-677

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1414
This specimen was lot 1414 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$440 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hannover, ab 1814 Königreich, Ernst August, 1837-1851 Taler 1850. Hannover Ausbeute. Fast FDC. (kingdom of Hannover, Ernest Augustus (1837-51), thaler of 1850, Hannover mint, for the mines. Choice uncirculated.)"
On William IV's death in 1837, the connection between Hannover and England was severed as Victoria became queen of England and Ernst August became king of Hannover. His tyrannical ways annoyed his subjects who nearly toppled him in the revolution of 1848. This type of 1850-51 is common and superseded a very similar issue of 1849 (Dav-676).

Recorded mintage: 712,000.

Specification: 16.82 g, .993 fine silver, 0.537 troy oz ASW, this specimen 22.28 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 236. Thun 169, KM 209.2, Dav-677.


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  • 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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