Saxony 1776-EDC thaler Dav-2690

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 1003
Saxony 1776 thaler rev JElsen 121-1003.jpg
Saxony in 1648
This specimen was lot 1003 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it sold for €70 (about US$112 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Friedrich August III (1763-1806), AR Taler, 1776 EDC, Dresde. Nettoyé. Griffes. Très Beau à Superbe. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, Frederick Augustus III (1763-1806), silver thaler of 1776, Dresden mint. Cleaned, scratched, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type is listed in the SCWC for 1769-79 and is common in grades up to extremely fine. It was struck simultaneously with a mining thaler (Dav-2691). Friedrich August III did not pursue the Polish adventures of his ancestors and prosperity began to return to Saxony.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.08 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27,85 g.

Catalog reference: Schnee, 1073; Dav-2690; KM-992.1.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 121, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2014.

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