Saxony 1580-HB 2 thaler Dav-9797

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from the Wildman Collection
Saxony 1580 2 thaler rev JK.jpg

This type was struck in 1580 for duke August (1553-86) of Saxony. it is struck from regular thaler dies but it is of double thickness. Like most double thalers, it is rare; the owner was able to obtain this specimen because the edge bumps lowered the price.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Davenport 9797.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.

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