Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1805-L thaler Dav-831

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 708
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 708 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Taler, 1805-L. NGC MS-64. RARE. One year type. Nearly full old envelope toning on obverse showing a few patches of lustrous reflective surfaces and vibrant multi-hued highlights, the reverse is a bit more even in toning but still displays strong underlying luster. From a mintage of only 600 pieces. This is the second finest example certified, with the finest being only one point higher. From the Rockaway Collection." This rare type is one of three thalers listed for this duchy in the nineteenth century. In 1826, the duke exchanged Saalfeld for Gotha and assumed the title of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

Recorded mintage: 600.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-831; KM 131.


  • [1]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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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