Saxony 1711-ILH thaler Dav-2655

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Jean Elsen sale 117, lot 1694
Saxony 1711 thaler rev JElsen 117-1694.jpg
This specimen was lot 1694 in Jean Elsen sale 117 (Brussels, June 2013), where it sold for €430 (about US$678 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Friedrich August Ier (1694-1733), AR Taler, 1711 ILH, Dresde. Emission du Vicariat de l'Empire. Droit: L'électeur cabrant son cheval à droite au-dessus de son écu. Revers: Les insignes de l'Empire et du royaume de Pologne posés sur deux autels. En dessous, inscription en cinq lignes sur un troisième autel. Très Beau. (Germany, Saxony, Frederick August I (1694-1733), silver thaler of 1711, Dresden mint, vicariate issue. Obverse: the elector on a rearing horse, arms below; reverse: insignia of the Empire and the kingdom of Poland displayed on two altars; five line inscription on a third altar. Very fine.)"
On the death of emperor Joseph I, the elector became vicar of the empire until such time as a new emperor could be elected. This thaler was issued to commemorate the occasion. It was accompanied by a half thaler (KM 802) and other issues.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.96 g.

Catalog reference: KM 803, Dav-2655, Schnee, 1011.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 117: Collection Jean-Jacques Symoens, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2013.

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