Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1764 thaler Dav-2722

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20983
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20983 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $2,185. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Friedrich III Taler 1764, MS65 PCGS, a marvelous example with perfectly blended patina and underlying mint brilliance. The surfaces are prooflike and virtually pristine."

Recorded mintage: 29,000.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2722, KM 317 (formerly C31).


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  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
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  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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