Saxe-Coburg-Eisenach 1583 thaler Dav-9756

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2225
This specimen was lot 2225 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen-Coburg-Eisenach, Herzogtum, Johann Kasimir und Johann Ernst II. 1572-1633 Taler 1583. Saalfeld. Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Eisenach, John Casimir and John Ernest II, 1572-1633, thaler of 1583, Saalfeld mint. Very fine.)"
The duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Eisenach was one of the endless reshuffles of the Saxon duchies and likely lasted only for this set of brothers. This issue could equally be filed under Saxe-Gotha and Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. This type is listed for 1577-86.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.12 g.

Catalog reference: Schnee 170, Dav-9756.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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