Saxony 1660-CR thaler Dav-7617A
This specimen was lot 40555 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,292. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1660-CR. Bautzen Mint. NGC AU-53. Johann Georg II (1656-80). 1/4 Taler dies." This coin is noted as struck on quarter thaler dies; it must be four times as thick as normal to make the correct weight. The type is noted for 1660-66; in addition for 1660, conventional thalers exist (Dav-7617). Both types are scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-7617A; KM-475.
- 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, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.