Saxe-Neu-Weimar 1662 thaler Dav-7550

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UBS sale 85, lot 434
This specimen was lot 434 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$913 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND, Sachsen-Neu Weimar, Herzogtum, Wilhelm 1640-1662. Taler 1662. Auf seinen Tod. Säule mit Bildnismedaillon und Spruchbändern. Rv. Zwei Hände aus Wolken schnüren Pfeilbündel, darüber Krone. Kl. Zainende. Vorzüglich." (Duchy of Saxe-Neu-Weimar, thaler of 1662, on the death of William IV, 1640-62. Obverse: obelisk with mottoed ribbons; reverse: two hands hold a bundle of arrows, crown above. Extremely Fine.)
Saxe-Neu-Weimar was one of the splinter states erected during one of the many divisions of Saxony in the seventeenth century. The line went extinct in 1741 and passed to Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. This one year type is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,90 g.

Catalog reference: Koppe 366. Schnee 378, Dav-7550.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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