Saxony 1713-ILH thaler Dav-2653
This specimen was lot 687 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,233.75. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1713-ILH. NGC EF Details--Mount Removed. Friedrich August I (1694-1733). Attractively toned around edges." This type was issued steadily 1709-33 but is still scarce, like most Saxon thalers of the period 1660-1760. The elector's attempt to conquer and rule Poland as well as Saxony impoverished both countries.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-2653; KM-776; Schmee-1015.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.