Saxony 1620(swan) thaler Dav-7591

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2212
This specimen was lot 2212 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$251 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen, Herzogtum, ab 1547 Kurfürstentum, Johann Georg I. 1615-1656 Taler 1620. Dresden. Sehr schön. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, John George I (1615-56), thaler of 1620, Dresden mint, very fine.)"
This type is listed for 1616-20 and is slightly scarcer than the preceding type (Dav-7573).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.91 g.

Catalog reference: KM 90, Clauss/Kahnt 157. Schnee 818, Dav-7591.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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