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* [[Saxony 1541 1/2 thaler|1541 half thaler]]
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* [[Saxony 1561 1/2 thaler|1561 half thaler]]
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Künker sale 335, lot 4257
Saxony was a wealthy state at the end of the sixteenth century and was blessed with numerous silver mines. Many thalers were produced. This specimen was lot 4257 in Künker sale 335 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €1,200 (about US$1,570 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM. August, 1553-1586. 1/2 Taler 1556, Dresden. RR Fast sehr schön. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, August, 1553-86, half thaler of 1556, Dresden mint. Rare, very fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 14.23 g.

Catalog reference: Keilitz/Kahnt 84.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 335: Bracteates from Upper Swabia and the area of the Lake Constance | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the Dr. Karl Walter Bach Collection of coins of the Austrian nobility, Special collections of Bavaria, Lubeck, Wurttemberg as well as siege coins from the Eberhard Link Collection. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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