Saxe-Alt-Weimar 1605-WA thaler Dav-7520
This specimen was lot 713 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Weimar. Taler, 1605-WA. Johann III (1573-1605). NGC MS-61. Finest certified. Commemorating the Death of Johann III. Dark toning with iridescent highlights. Nice strike and very attractive. From the Rockaway Collection." 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-22, Dav-7520.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.