Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1675-91) 2 thaler Dav-LS423

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Sincona sale 11, lot 995
This specimen was lot 995 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 6,750 CHF (about US$8,357 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg, Herzogtum Friedrich I. 1675-1691. Doppeltaler o. J., Gotha. Feinsilber. Ohne Wertpunze. Zaponiert. Gutes vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Frederick I, 1675-91, double thaler without date, Gotha mint without counterstamp. Good extremely fine.)"
This type is noted with and without a "2" stamped into the reverse. An extremely rare 1½ thaler also exists.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 43.66 g.

Catalog reference: KM-560; Dav-LS423a; Schnee 471.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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