Saxony 1694-IK 2/3 thaler KM-654
This specimen was part of lot 20421 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), which sold for $3,290. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. 1/2 & 2/3 Talers, ca. 16th to 18th Century. 14 pieces in lot. An interesting grouping of material with many better pieces. Highlights included are 1672 and 1674 Madgeburg 2/3 Talers, 1719 Saxony 1/2 Marriage Taler, 1702 & 1727 Saxony 2/3 Talers, 1535 Annaberg 1/2 Taler as well as other interesting pieces. Some have been cleaned, scratched, have corrosion and/or have other defects. Close personal inspection is advised and will reward the diligent bidder. A great lot for the intermediate or advanced collector looking to expand their collections." This rather scarce type was issued in 1694 on the death of elector Johann Georg IV.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 654.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.