Saxe-Alt-Weimar 1586 thaler Dav-9772

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 3754
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3754 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $153. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Saxe-Weimar. Taler, 1586. Friedrich Wilhelm I and Johann III, 1573-1602. Facing bust on both sides. Mounted. About Very Fine." This one year type is not rare but is less common than the later Dav-9774. This branch of the Saxon dukes fell extinct in 1605.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9772.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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