Saxe-Saalfeld 1726-IME thaler Dav-2747
This specimen was lot 4065 in Goldberg sale 80 (Los Angeles, June 2014), where it sold for $7,605. The catalog description noted, "German States - Saxe-Saalfeld. Taler, 1726. Johann Ernst VIII, 1680-1729. Armored bust right. Reverse: Helmeted arms. Sharply struck example with considerable original mint luster. PCGS graded MS-62." This type was issued 1725-28 and, like all thalers of this principality, is rare. The half thalers are more available but less sought after.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-2747; KM-79.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Frank Draskovic and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 80: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.