Saxe-Alt-Weimar 1602 thaler Dav-7518
This specimen was lot 22400 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $517. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Weimar. Taler, 1602. Friedrich Wilhelm I & Johann III (1573-1605). NGC EF Details--Surface Hairlines. SCARCE type. Lightly toned." This particular version of Saxe-Weimar would lapse on the duke's death in 1605. It would be revived several times before World War One wiped away all the German principalities. This type is scarce but not rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-11, Dav-7518.
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- Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.