Anhalt-Dessau 1693-IEG thaler Dav-6010

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1287
This specimen was lot 1287 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 3,000 CHF (about US$3,600 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GERMANY, Anhalt-Dessau, Herzogtum, Johann Georg II. 1660-1693. Taler 1693, Dessau (?). Fast vorzüglich. Übliche Prägeschwäche. Hübsche Patina. (Germany, duchy of Anhalt-Dessau, John George II, 1660-93, thaler of 1693, Dessau mint. About extremely fine, Usual weak strike, Attractive patina.)"
This is the first thaler we have located for this state in the seventeenth century. Gulden (2/3 thaler) are fairly common but thalers are rare. This type is listed for 1692-93 in KM 6.1 (long palms) and KM 6.2 (short palms, shown here).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.04 g.

Catalog reference: Mann 880 b. Dav-6010, KM 6.1 (long palms), 6.2 (short palms).


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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