Saxony 1706-ILH 1/6 thaler

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Künker sale 293, lot 1216
This specimen was lot 1216 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,100 (about US$1,483 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM, Friedrich August I. 1694-1733 (August der Starke). 1/6 Taler 1706, Dresden. Coselsechstel. RR Hübsche Patina, min. gewellt, sehr schön + (Germany, electorate of Saxony, Frederick Augustus I (the Strong), 1694-1733, one-sixth thaler of 1706, Dresden mint. Rare, handsome patina, slightly bent, very fine or better.)"
This type of 1706-07 is not common but not rare. It is accompanied by a half thaler (KM 748), thaler (Dav-2649) and a half ducat (Fr-2783), among others. The exhaustion of the fighting in Poland rendered the Saxon state prostrate, and most of the thalers of this period are rare. Prosperity (and high mintages) would not return until the reign of Friedrich August III (1763-1806).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 161, KM 747.

Source:

  • [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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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