Germany Brunswick Luneburg 1/3, 2/3, and 1 Thaler 1680 to 1684
Hello Netta -- There are lots of different coins with inscriptions that are very close to yours. ERNST AUGUST ruled the old German duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg from 1679 to 1698 and his name appears on many coins in many forms. The galloping horse was a favorite symbol of the region and the words SOLA BONA QUAE HONESTA (one that is good and honest) also appears on many coins. We believe that this is your coin. Hope so!
The sample in our picture is a nice specimen from Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger in Munich, and CoinQuest thanks Gerhard for use of the coin image. It's a beauty!
You can easily tell the denomination of the coin from the 1/3 and 2/3 annotations under the horse. No annotation means you have a full thaler. On some coins the date appears in Roman numerals.
worn: $60 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $450
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $500
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $500
well preserved: $900
If you have a nice-looking coin like this, seek out a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal. Use our Important Terminology page to convert catalog values to actual buy and sell values.
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Netta, Sun, 08-Sep-2013 18:22:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 09-Sep-2013 14:44:25 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 10-Sep-2015 14:41:20 GMT
Requester description: 1681 ERNEST:AUG.D:G:EPISC:OSN:DUX BR:& LU SOLA BONA QUAE HONESTA 2/3 V.FEIN SILB
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