Saxony 1538 thaler Dav-9721
This specimen was lot 22422 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony-Ernestine. Taler, 1538. Johann Friedrich I & Georg (1532-47). PCGS Genuine--Cleaned, EF Details Secure Holder. Cleaned long ago now with attractive old envelope tone." Saxony, one of the larger divisions of Germany and blessed with numerous silver mines, issued large numbers of thalers. This type is noted for 1534-39.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: MB-200; Dav-9721.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.