Saxony 1754-EDC 1/2 thaler

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40735
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40735 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $6,325. The catalog description[1] noted, "POLAND. 1/2 Taler, 1754-EDC. NGC AU-58. August III (1733-63). Large bust. Nice strike. Toned and very attractive. From the Demarete Collection." We have followed the lead of the SCWC and filed this under Saxony altho it may have circulated in Poland as well. This type was struck 1753-55.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-928; Parchimowicz-1318C.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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