Saxe-Altenburg 1642 thaler Dav-7397
This specimen was lot 704 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Altenburg. Taler, 1642. NGC AU-58. Deep blue iridescent toning. Well struck with nice details. Good eye appeal. From the Rockaway Collection." Saxe-Altenburg, one of the many splinters of ducal Saxony, was formed in 1573 and lapsed several times before its final extinction after World War One.
Recorded mintage: unknown but very scarce.
Catalog reference: Dav-7397.
- 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.