Saxony 1552 thaler Dav-9787
This specimen was lot 20984 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,207.50. The catalog description noted, "Saxony. Moritz Taler 1552, MS61 NGC. Early Taler from the Albertine line. Moritz only ruled six years as Elector for Saxony. His coins are scarce and bordering on rare in mint state. Beautifully toned with strong remaining underlying luster." Saxony, one of the larger divisions of Germany and blessed with numerous silver mines, issued large numbers of thalers. This Davenport type is an early date for Saxony and is listed for 1548-1553.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-9787.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.