Saxony 1556 thaler Dav-9794

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1164
This specimen was lot 1164 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €3,000 (about US$3,879 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM August, 1553-1586. Taler 1556, Dresden. Hübsche Patina, sehr schön. Der 1. Dresdner Taler. (Electorate of Saxony, August I, 1553-86, thaler of 1556, Dresden mint, the first thaler struck there. Toned very fine.)"
This type of 1556-59 is somewhat common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9794; Schnee 708.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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