Saxony 1615 thaler Dav-7573
This specimen was lot 3737 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $182.13. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1615. Johann Georg I & August (1611-15). NGC AU Details--Graffiti. Minor graffiti in field. Attractive toning. Nice strike. From the Rockaway Collection." Saxony, one of the larger divisions of Germany and blessed with numerous silver mines, issued large numbers of thalers. This type was issued 1611-16 and is common.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Catalog reference: Dav-7573; KM-44.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.