Hannover 1856-B thaler Dav-678
This specimen was lot 3667 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hannover. Taler, 1856-B. NGC MS-64. Finest certified by NGC. Toned. From the Rockaway Collection." 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 type of 1852-56 is common.
Recorded mintage: 77,000.
Specification: 16.82 g, .993 fine silver, .537 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-220, Dav-678.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.