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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 630

The Wilhelm Hüffer (1821-1895) Collection | NGC AU58 | German States, Brunswick-Luneberg-Celle, Christian Ludwig (1648-1665), "Harz Mines Issues", 2-Reichsthaler, 1662 LW, Clausthal, for Lippold Wefer [Mintmaster], crowned monogram, wreath around, within border of 14 crowned shields, rev. Sachsenross horse jumps left, hand issuing wreath from heaven, mining scene below, value stamp before date, plain edge, 57.65g, 5h (Kluge [Preussag] 12.2; Müseler 10.4.1/52; Duve 9b; Welter 1497; Dav. 178), scattering of very faint marks, otherwise lustrous under pleasing old grey toning, an impressive medallic sized issue, near extremely fine, in NGC holder, graded AU58 (Cert. #2147021-004) [*Second Finest Certified* / 1 Finer]


The Wilhelm Hüffer (1821-1895) Collection of European Coins and Medals

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Christian Ludwig was a member of the House of Welf, ruler of the Principality of Calenberg from 1641 to 1648 and from 1648 to 1665, ruler of the Principality of Lüneburg. This hefty 2 Reichsthaler was struck in celebration of the lodes and production at the Harz Mines, where a significant quantity of silver for coinages originated.

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