Saxe-Altenburg 1606 thaler Dav-7361

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3854
This specimen was lot 3854 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 180 CHF (about US$228 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen-Altenburg, Herzogtum Johann Philipp, Friedrich, Johann Wilhelm und Friedrich Wilhelm II., 1603-1625. Taler 1606, Saalfeld. Fast sehr schön-sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Altenburg, John Philip, Frederick, John William and Frederick William II, 1603-25, thaler of 1606, Saalfeld mint, very fine.)"
The SCWC lists many different thalers for Saxe-Altenburg. This type is noted from 1605-12 and is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,38 g.

Catalog reference: Kernbach 1.2. Schnee 266, Dav-7361.


  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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