Saxony 1601-HB 2 thaler Dav-7556

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 30695
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This specimen was lot 30695 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxony. Christian II, Johann Georg & August 2 Taler 1601-HB XF40 NGC, Dresden mint, KM-Unlisted. A seldom offered early Double Taler of Saxony. Same diameter as the Taler, but far thicker and heavier." Davenport notes this type for 1591-1600 under Dav-9819. It is mentioned but not photographed in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 17, Dav-7556.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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