Saxony 1568-HB thaler Dav-9798

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Sincona sale 11, lot 972
This specimen was lot 972 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, ab 1547 Kurfürstentum Albertiner August, 1563-1586. Taler 1568, Dresden. Vorzüglich. (Electorate of Saxony, Albert I (1563-86), thaler of 1568, Dresden mint. Extremely fine.)"
Saxony, one of the larger divisions of Germany and blessed with numerous silver mines, issued large numbers of thalers. This Davenport type was struck as late as 1585 and is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.48 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-9798; Keilitz/Kahnt 58. Schnee 721.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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