Saxe-Gotha 1671 thaler Dav-7453
This specimen was lot 29879 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Saxe-New Gotha. Ernst the Pious Taler 1671-ABK XF45 PCGS. A massive crown featuring the baptism of the Prince Friedrich's daughter and an eleven-line inscription. Notable as the plate coin in the Davenport reference, this highly illustrative example presents even wear commensurate with the grade and highly-attractive cabinet patina. A most appealing example of this one-year type listed in the SCWC with a price of $1,800 in an XF grade designation." A marriage thaler (Dav-7451) is also recorded for 1671.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Catalog reference: KM 53, Dav-7453.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.