Hannover 1853-B thaler Dav-679

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Kunker sale 263, lot 819
This specimen was lot 819 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,455 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"KÖNIGREICH HANNOVER Georg V. 1851-1866. Taler 1853, B. Münzbesuch. RR Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Hannover, George V, 1851-66, thaler of 1853, mint visit. Rare, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This rare type, issued for a visit to the mint by the king and queen in 1853, is not listed in the SCWC but is noted in Davenport.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-679; AKS 159; Kahnt 238; Thun 171, KM unlisted.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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