Hannover 1855-B 10 thaler
This specimen was lot 40122 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,762. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hannover. 10 Taler, 1855. NGC AU-55." Various types of ten thaler pieces were struck most years between 1813 and 1856; the type shown here was issued 1853-56 and is rare. 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 but scarce.
Specification: 13.3 g, .896 fine gold, .383 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-1179; KM-226.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.