Hannover 1865-B thaler Dav-684

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1413
This specimen was lot 1413 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 110 (about US$145 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Vereinstaler 1865. Hannover 50 Jahre Schlacht bei Waterloo. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Hannover, union thaler of 1865, fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was minted and issued as pension payments to veterans of the battle. It is fairly common despite the low mintage. In 1866, Hannover was swallowed up by Prussia and the coinage ended.

Recorded mintage: 15,000.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge, this specimen 18.50 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-684; KM-241; Kahnt 240. Thun 176.


  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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