Hannover 1865-B thaler Dav-686
This specimen was lot 30490 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hannover. Taler, 1865-B. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Frisian Oath commemorative. Lightly toned and highly lustrous." This type is scarce, not rare, despite the low mintage. In 1866, Hannover was swallowed up by Prussia and the coinage ended.
Recorded mintage: 2,000.
Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: Dav-686; KM-243.
- 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 August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.