Saxony 1539 thaler Dav-9728
This specimen was lot 1514 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (Irvine, July 2011), where it sold for $337. The catalog description noted, "GERMAN STATES. Saxony. Taler, 1539. Johann Friedrich and Heinrich (1539-471). Duke-Elector's caped bust r. wielding sword. Rv. Caped Heinrich 3/4. with scepter. Strong strike at the centers normal circulation, cleaned at one time. ABOUT EXTREMELY 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-9728.
- Van Valen, Frank, and Vicken Yegparian, The July 2011 Coin Galleries Sale, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers Galleries, 2011.