Saxony 1536 thaler Dav-9721
This specimen was lot 1507 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (Irvine, July 2011), where it sold for $422. The catalog description noted, "GERMAN STATES. Saxony. Taler, 1536. Johann Friedrich and Georg (1532-39). Duke-Elector's caped bust r. wielding sword. Rv. Caped Georg bust l. Bold example of early Taler design showing normal circulation, cleaned at one time. VERY FINE. Ex Coin Galleries October 1954 Sale, Lot 570." Saxony, one of the larger divisions of Germany and blessed with numerous silver mines, issued large numbers of thalers.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-9721.
- Van Valen, Frank, and Vicken Yegparian, The July 2011 Coin Galleries Sale, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers Galleries, 2011.