Saxony 1695-EPH 2/3 thaler

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Künker sale 293, lot 1212
This specimen was lot 1212 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €600 (about US$809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM, Friedrich August I. 1694-1733 (August der Starke). 2/3 Taler 1695, Leipzig. Kl. Zainende, fast vorzüglich. Exemplar der Slg. Bernhard Terletzki. Exemplar der Auktion Heinz-W. Müller 8, Solingen 1973, Nr. 714. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, Frederick Augustus I the strong, 1694-1733, two-thirds thaler of 1695, Leigzig mint. Minor clip, about extremely fine.)"
The gulden or two-thirds thaler suddenly attained great popularity in northern Germany in the 1670's and were emitted in large quantities from many localities. The elector of Saxony issued this type 1694-97 and it is listed as common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-818; Kahnt 112, KM 655.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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