Saxony 1726-IGS thaler Dav-2653
This specimen was lot 40558 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1726-IGS. Dresden Mint. NGC AU-50. Friedrich August I (1694-1733). Toned with underlying luster." 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.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.