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Germany Brunswick Luneburg 1/2 and 1 Thaler  1617 to 1625
Germany Brunswick Luneburg 1/2 and 1 Thaler 1617 to 1625

King Christian ruled the old German duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg-Celle from 1611 to 1633. These coins bear his likeness and the motto IUSTITIA ET CONCORDIA (justice and unity) with a complex coat-of-arms. Thalers (rhymes with 'dollar') and half thalers were produced with various spellings and portraits, and the one shown is the most common. If you have a nice-looking coin like this, take it to a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.

The coin in our picture comes from respected auction house Westfalische Auktionsgesellschaft in Arnsberg, Germany where it sold for 260 euros (about $350 US dollars) in 2006. The same coin sold today would probably bring more, but another specimen with more wear and less eye appeal would sell for much less.

Approximate catalog values run as follows. To qualify for these values, a coin must be nice looking and free of all problems such as scratches, scrapes, stains, cleanings, gouges, nicks, and spots.

HALF THALER (about 34 mm diameter)
worn: $90 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $350
well preserved: $700

THALER (about 43 mm diameter)
worn: $75 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $600

Coin: 15419 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: gardenboy, Mon, 09-Sep-2013 11:01:01 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 10-Sep-2013 00:06:44 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 10-Sep-2015 14:40:53 GMT
Requester description: 1624 FRONT:Right-facing bust,goatee-bearded balding man in period/ceremonial dress, large collar. Edge wording CHRISTIANUSD.G.EL.EP.Ms/HDUX.B.ET.L BACK: 1624. Large coat-of-arms. Edge wording IUSTITIA ET CONCORDIA Thaler ???? (guess)
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