Saxony 1731-IGS thaler Dav-2653

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 30700
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Saxony in 1648

This specimen was lot 30700 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxony. Friedrich August I Taler 1731-IGS MS63 NGC. Boldly struck with desirable old cabinet tone and underlying golden luster, this broad example features the crowned arms of Poland and Saxony." 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.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2653; KM-776.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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