Saxony 1564-HB thaler Dav-9795
This specimen was lot 23663 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description noted, "Saxony. August Taler 1564-HB, MS63 NGC. A phenomenal example of this issue, easily among the finest of this somewhat common type. These are rarely found better than VF/XF and are often weakly struck. This piece is sharply struck, although slightly doubled in spots, and exhibits no real circulation wear. The devices are accentuated by a warm coppery tone." 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, Schnee, 713.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.