Saxony 1583-HB thaler Dav-9798

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Heritage sale 3022, lot 27422
Saxony 1583 thaler rev Heritage 3022-27422.jpg

This specimen was lot 27422 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $282. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxony. August Taler 1583-HB, AU, one planchet crack at 2:00 noted. An exemplary specimen with very well defined details for a 16th century Taler." This Davenport type was struck as late as 1585 and is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Schnee, 725; Davenport 9798.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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