Saxe-Old Gotha (1554-57) thaler Dav-9746

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1263
This specimen was lot 1263 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €360 (about US$465 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, HERZOGTUM (Ernestiner nach dem Verlust der Kurwürde) Johann Friedrich II. Johann Wilhelm und Johann Friedrich III. 1554-1557. Taler o. J. Saalfeld. Winz. Henkelspur, sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Saxony, after losing the electorate, John Frederick II, John William and John Frederick III, 1554-57, undated thaler, Saalfeld mint, mount mark, very fine.)"
This thaler varies from Dav-9745 by a slightly different reverse legend. This division of the Saxon lands lasted 1572-1638. Saxe-Neu-Gotha dates from 1640.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9746; Schnee 150.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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