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Germany Brunswick-Luneburg (Wildman) 1/6, 1/3, 2/3, and 1 Thalers  1727 to 1804
Germany Brunswick-Luneburg (Wildman) 1/6, 1/3, 2/3, and 1 Thalers 1727 to 1804

It turns out that Kings George II and George III of England reigned in the old German State of Brunswick-Luneberg-Calenberg-Hannover. One of the popular themes on their coinage was the Wildman design: a scantily-clad giant holding a tree. There are several design variations, and the later coins have George III instead of George II in the inscription. This page applies to wildman thalers with the crowned shield on the back.

In general these are valuable coins. The one in our picture comes from cgb.fr in Paris where it is on sale for 228 euros, about $290 US dollars. It is a nice specimen, in excellent condition. CoinQuest thanks cgb.fr for use of their coin image.

Here are some approximate catalog values for these coins. These values apply to all dates. If you have a nice specimen, seek out a knowledgeable collector or dealer for an accurate appraisal.

1/6 THALER GEORGE II (1727 to 1760, 21 mm diameter, 6 at right)
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $85
well preserved: $175
fully uncirculated: $350

1/6 THALER GEORGE III (1762 to 1784, 21 mm diameter, 6 at right)
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $200

1/3 THALER GEORGE II (1737 to 1760, 30 mm diameter, 12 at right)
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $180
fully uncirculated: $400

1/3 THALER GEORGE III (1762 to 1789, 28 mm diameter, 12 at right)
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $350

2/3 THALER GEORGE II (1730 to 1760, 34 mm diameter, some coins have 24 at right)
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $240
fully uncirculated: $480
2/3 thalers after 1743 are worth slightly more than these figures; they have more elaborate shield patterns than the one shown

THALER GEORGE II (1730 to 1744, 44 mm diameter)
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $400
well preserved: $800
fully uncirculated: $1400
thalers after 1744 have more elaborate shield patterns than the one shown; they are worth about the same as the figures above

Coin: 12318 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Keggyboy, Fri, 31-Aug-2012 13:57:22 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 15:05:15 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 07-Nov-2016 04:16:01 GMT
Requester description: 1735 First side shows a crown over a shield with a fraction 1/6 (the 1 is over the 6) in an upright oval circular surround with one word each side of the fraction 'FEIN SILD:' Wording round the perimeter 'GEORGE.D.II BR.FT.HIB.REX.1735.' The fraction is positioned BR. and FR Shield divided in four sections as viewed - Top left= This is split into two - poss' three lions to the left and one large poss' standing lion on the right Top right= Three feathers or plumes? Bottom left= A harp Bottom right= This section has a small shield central with the rest being sectioned into thirds. A horse in the lower section with the two remaining sections above not being too clear as to what they depicts at all. Other side perimeter wording = 'BR.ET.LVN.DVX.S.R.I.A.TH.ET.EL.' Then on the lower perimeter edge as you look at it= 'I.A.B.' with a male figure standing over with what possibly appears to be a pole in his right hand and his left arm/hand across his torso. A '6' is on the right hand side of the coin adjacent to the figures left knee.
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