Saxe-Old Gotha 1563 thaler Dav-9753

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1264
This specimen was lot 1264 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €510 (about US$659 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, HERZOGTUM (Ernestiner nach dem Verlust der Kurwürde) Johann Friedrich II. 1557-1567, gestorben 1595 in Gefangenschaft. Taler 1563, Saalfeld. R Sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Saxony, after losing the electorate, John Frederick II, 1557-67, thaler of 1563, Saalfeld mint. Scarce, very fine. The duke died in captivity in 1595.)"
This type is listed for 1558-66 and is scarce but not rare. This division of the Saxon lands lasted 1572-1638. Saxe-Neu-Gotha dates from 1640.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9753; Schnee 159.


  • [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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