Saxony 1583-HB thaler Dav-9798
This specimen was lot 27422 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $282. The catalog description 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.
Catalog reference: Schnee, 725; Davenport 9798.
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- 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.