Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1764-ICE thaler Dav-2751B

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 22395
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Reuss in 1789

This specimen was lot 22395 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $105.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Taler, 1764-ICE. Ernst Friedrich. NGC VF-30. Softly struck near the center on the reverse but well defined overall." The duchy was known as Saxe-Saalfeld until 1735 when the dukes added Coburg to their domain. In 1826, Saalfeld was traded to Saxe-Meiningen in exchange for Gotha and the duchy survived until World War One as Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. This type was issued in 1764 along with the closely related Dav-2751, Dav-2751A, Dav-2751C, Dav-2752 and Dav-2752A, the combined mintage is given below.

Recorded mintage: 21,695 combined.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-75; Dav-2751B.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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