Saxe-Saalfeld 1723-IME thaler Dav-2745

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1328
This specimen was lot 1328 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €4,200 (about US$5,426 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN-SAALFELD, HERZOGTUM, AB 1735 SACHSEN-COBURG-SAALFELD Johann Ernst VIII. 1680-1729. Reichstaler 1723, Saalfeld. Ausbeute der Saalfelder Gruben. RR Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit herrlicher Patina, fast vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Saalfeld, John Ernest VIII, 1680-1729, thaler of 1723, Saalfeld mint, for the Saalfeld mines. Rare, attractive with nice patina, choice extremely fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 25.98 g, .888 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2745; Kozinowski/Otto/Ruß 637.1; Müseler 56.5/14; Schnee 597, KM 71.


  • [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.
  • 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.

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