Saxe-Altenburg 1612 thaler Dav-7363

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Sincona sale 22, lot 1644
This specimen was lot 1644 in Sincona sale 22 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 175 CHF (about US$220 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen-Altenburg, Herzogtum, Johann Philipp, Friedrich, Johann Wilhelm, Friedrich Wilhelm II. 1603-1625 Taler 1612. Saalfeld. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Altenburg, John Philip, Frederick, John William and Frederick William II (1603-25), thaler of 1612, Saalfeld mint, very fine.)"
The SCWC lists many different thalers for Saxe-Altenburg. This type is noted from 1612-13 and is common. The last of the brothers died in 1639.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.78 g.

Catalog reference: Schnee 268, Dav-7363.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Collection Fumatori, Auction 22, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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