Saxony 1600-HB thaler Dav-9820
This specimen was lot 10344 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1600. Christian II, Johann Georg & August (1591-1611). Light silver-gray. EXTREMELY FINE." This type was struck in 1592-1601 for dukes Christian II, Johann Georg and August of Saxony. The SCWC notes that this type was struck by the regent Friedrich Wilhelm von Saxe-Altenburg on behalf of the three young brothers shown on the obverse. Davenport has assigned number 9820 to the 1592-1600 issue and number 7557 to the 1601 issue but they are the same type. The coin is common for the era.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-9820; KM-15.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.