Saxony 1675-CR 1/3 thaler KM-547

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32923
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This specimen was lot 32923 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $138. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxony. Johann Georg II 1/3 Taler 1675-CR AU58 PCGS, Dresden (minted for Bautzen). Lightly toned. The example shows some unevenness of strike and wear, although the best-struck devices, such as the hair on the obverse and the left side of the shield on the reverse, demonstrate a phenomenal level of detail." This type was struck 1675-78 and is fairly scarce. There was a fad in north Germany to strike half gulden (1/3 thaler) in the 1670's and Saxony issued a few but not so many as other states. This type is listed for 1672-80.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 547.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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