Saxony 1660-CR thaler Dav-7617

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3845
This specimen was lot 3845 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$569 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, ab 1547 Kurfürstentum, Albertiner. Johann Georg II. 1656-1680. Taler 1660. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Germany, Electorate of Saxony, Christian II, John George and August under joint rule, 1591-1611, thaler of 1611, Dresden mint. Very fine to choice very fine.)"
In addition to this type, struck 1658-80, the SCWC notes a thaler struck on quarter thaler dies (Dav-7617A).

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,14 g.

Catalog reference: Schnee 909, Dav-7617, KM 474.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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