Saxony 1659-CR thaler Dav-7617
This specimen was lot 720 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $969.38. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1659-CR. Johann Georg II (1656-1680). NGC MS-62. Finest certified. Iridescent toning with prominent hues of orange and blue. From the Rockaway Collection." In additional to this type, struck 1658-80, the SCWC notes a thaler struck on quarter thaler dies (Dav-7617A).
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Catalog reference: KM 474, Dav-7617.
- 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.