Saxe-Hildburghausen (1780-84)-IVF thaler Dav-2733
This specimen was lot 1286 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Hildburghausen. Taler, ND (1780-84). PCGS Genuine--Cleaning, Unc Details Secure Holder. Joseph Friedrich as Regent (1780-84)." The odd appearance of the obverse, where the duke appears to be sinking into the field, is caused by over-polished dies, likely done in an attempt to remove die-clash, the bane of minters.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-115; Dav-2733.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.