Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle 1624-HP thaler Dav-6479

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UBS sale 85, lot 284
This specimen was lot 284 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$513 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Herzogtum, -Celle, Christian, 1599-1625. Taler 1624, Andreasberg. Der stehende hl. Andreas mit seinem Kreuz von vorn. Rv. Dreifach behelmtes Wappen. Patina. Gutes sehr schön." (Duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle, duke Christian, 1599-1625, thaler of 1624, Andreasberg mint. St. Andrew standing with his cross; reverse: mantled and helmeted arms. Patina, good Very Fine.)

This type depicting St. Andrew is recorded for 1624 only and is catalogued for more than other types depicting duke Christian. 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.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,60 g.

Catalog reference: Welter 926. Dav-6479.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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