Saxony 1763-FWoF thaler Dav-2677

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3848
Saxony in 1648
This specimen was lot 3848 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 1500 CHF (about US$1,897 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, ab 1547 Kurfürstentum, Albertiner. Friedrich Christian, 5.10.-17.12. 1763. Taler 1763, Dresden. Sehr schön. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, Frederick Christian, thaler of 1763, Dresden mint, very fine.)"
Most Saxon thalers of the period 1660-1760 are scarce. The elector Friedrich August II's attempt to conquer and rule Poland as well as Saxony impoverished both countries. This thaler was issued during Friedrich Christian's brief rule as elector; several thalers (Dav-2676, Dav-2681) are known for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.80 g, silver, this specimen 27.90 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-2677c; KM-962; Schmee-1053.

Source:

  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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