Mining Talers

1693. German States. Henneberg-Ilmenau Taler. Mintmaster Sebastian Altmann. DAV 7481; KM-14; Müseler Supplement 56.6 / 4 a; Snow 619; Coll. Vogelsang 782 var. Issued to commemorate the yield of the miles in Ilmenau. Obv: Two ornamented helmets and crested shields of Saxony and Henneberg including mountain and metallurgical implements supported by miners. Rev: Crowned hen to the right, under the radiant name of Jehovah, in the section "Signatur BA". NGC AU-58.

Harz. ND (1701-67). Baptismal Taler. Katsouros-10A. DAV-2935. Obv: Christ being anointed by John the baptist in the river Jordan, Biblical quotations around. Rev: Biblical quotations in 10 lines and in margins. A beautifully toned presentation piece which retains much underlying luster. NGC MS-62.


From the Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers  

1756 IBH. GERMANY, Braunschweig-Calenberg-Hannover (Kurfürstentum und Herzogtum). Georg II. As King of Great Britain, 1727-1760. AR Taler (41mm, 29.45 g, 6h). Weisser Schawn (White Swan) Mine. Zellerfeld mint. Obv: Crowned coat-of-arms. Rev: Swan swimming left on lake; Wiesser Schawn (White Swan) mine in background. Smith 131; Welter 2568; Davenport 2097; KM 291. Lighty toned. NGC MS-62.

1769 IWS. Brunswick-Luneberg-Calenberg-Hannover Mining Taler. Mintmaster:Johann Wilhelm Schlemm (IWS). Electorate of Hannover, George III (1760-1807). Mint: Clausthal. DAV-2104. KM 343. Welter, 2802; Müseler, 10.6.4/4. Obv: British royal crown ontop of coat-of-arms of the House of Hannover (British royal arms). Rev: Features a standing effigy of Saint Andreas superimposed against cross. Togate and nimbate facing figure of Saint Andreas carrying X-shaped cross. Mint master`s initials (I.W.S.) in exergue. This type depicting St. Andrew with his cross is recorded for 1761-73. 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.  In addition to all of the facial and hair detail remaining present, the cross sectional grain of the wood on the surface of the cross is fully preserved. The reverse coat of arms is equally impressive. A somewhat common coin in the circulated grades, at this elite level of preservation the issue becomes conditionally rare. NGC MS-64.

 

From the Dr. Michael Phillip Collection. Ex: Stack's Sale of September 1988, Lot# 817

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