Saxony 1650-CR thaler Dav-7612

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Jean Elsen sale 117, lot 1684
Saxony 1650 thaler rev JElsen 117-1684.jpg
This specimen was lot 1684 in Jean Elsen sale 117 (Brussels, June 2013), where it sold for €190 (about US$300 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Johann Georg Ier (1615-1656), AR Taler, 1650 CR, Dresde. Droit: B. cuirassé à droite, tenant une épée sur l'épaule et un heaume. Revers: Grand écu surmonté de six heaumes. Très Beau à Superbe. (Germany, Saxony, John George I (1615-56), silver thaler of 1650, Dresden mint. Obverse: armored bust to right bearing a sword, helmet at elbow; reverse: large arms with six helmets above. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This coin was issued by the elector of Saxony in 1638-56 and is one of the common thalers of the seventeenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,08 g.

Catalog reference: KM 425, Dav-7612, Schnee, 879.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 117: Collection Jean-Jacques Symoens, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2013.

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