Saxony 1740-FWoF 2 thaler Dav-2664

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2157
This specimen was lot 2157 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 1,300 CHF (about US$1,551 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen, 1547 Kurfürstentum, Albertiner, Friedrich August II. 1733-1763 Dicker Doppeltaler 1740. Dresden. Von grösster Seltenheit. Schön-sehr schön. Flaue Stellen. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, Frederick August II, 1733-63, double thaler of 1740, Dresden mint. Of the highest rarity, Fine-very fine, Weak areas.)"
This rare type is listed in the SCWC for 1736-37 and 1744 but not for 1740. The purchaser of this lot got a bargain.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 58.02 g.

Catalog reference: KM 889, Kahnt 528, Schnee 1027, Dav-2664.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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