Saxony 1560-HB thaler Dav-9795
This specimen was lot 3733 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony-Albertine. Taler, 1560. August (1553-86). NGC EF-45. Dark toned. From the Rockaway Collection." Saxony, one of the larger divisions of Germany and blessed with numerous silver mines, issued large numbers of thalers. This Davenport type was struck 1556-67 at Dresden and is common.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-9795.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.