Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1765-ICE thaler Dav-2752C

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3289
This specimen was lot 3289 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, Herzogtum, Ernst Friedrich, 1764-1800. Taler 1765 ICE, Saalfeld. Typ mit dem Ordensstern und der Stempelschneidersignatur OEXLEIN im Halsabschnitt. Sehr selten. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Ernest Frederick, 1764-1800, thaler of 1765, Saalfeld mint. Type with order star and engraver's initial's on bust. Very rare, Very fine.)"
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 1764-65 along with the closely related Dav-2752, Dav-2752A and Dav-2752B.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.79 g.

Catalog reference: KM 77, 78 or 79, Kozinowski/Otto/Russ 886. Grasser 528. Schnee 612, Dav-2752 C.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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