Broad thaler

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Wide Taler ( Erbländischer Taler ) Johann Georgs II. From 1662 for normal payment transactions, Mmz. C – R and acorn, Dresden Mint , diameter 46 mm
Double solver (double wide show thaler) Johann Friedrichs von Braunschweig-Lüneburg , Clausthal mint , diameter 64 mm

The numismatic designation wide thaler refers to thalers whose diameter is larger than the normal thaler type for the same coin weight.


The diameter of the usual thalers minted in the imperial coin foot is around 40 to 44 mm. The increased minting surface of the thaler resulted in a reduction in the thickness of the coin , as the coin base was not changed. The larger flute enables the coin image and the coin inscription to be placed more comfortably on the taler and to expand the display options.

Multiple thalers, which received a correspondingly larger diameter with a multiple thaler weight, also count among the wide thalers. They are also called Schautaler or Löser (Braunschweiger Löser).

Unlike the enlarged Talern be Taler, whose diameters are smaller for the same coin weight than normal Taler type, Dick Thaler called or large coin.

See also


  • Heinz Fengler, Gerd Gierow, Willy Unger: transpress Lexikon Numismatics , Berlin 1976
  • Friedrich von Schrötter, N. Bauer, K. Regling, A. Suhle, R. Vasmer , J. Wilcke: Dictionary of Coin Studies , Berlin 1970 (reprint of the original edition from 1930)
  • Walther Haupt: Sächsische Münzkunde , Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1974
  • Paul Arnold: The Saxon Thaler Currency from 1500 to 1763 , Swiss Numismatic Review, Volume 59, 1980

Individual evidence

  1. Walther Haupt: Sächsische Münzkunde ..., p. 163
  2. Heinz Fengler, ...: transpress Lexikon Numismatics ..., p. 48
  3. ^ Paul Arnold: The Saxon Thaler Currency from 1500 to 1763 ..., p. 94
  4. Heinz Fengler, ...: transpress Lexikon Numismatics ..., p. 67