Saxony 1766 thaler Dav-2688

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3283
This specimen was lot 3283 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 9,000 CHF (about US$10,856 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen, Kurfürstentum, Xaver, 1763-1768. Konventionstaler 1766, Dresden. Prämientaler für Künstler und Fabrikanten. Sehr selten. Fast FDC. Feine Patina. (Germany, electorate of Saxony, Xaver, 1763-68, convention thaler of 1766, Dresden mint. Prize thaler for arts and crafts. Very rare, About uncirculated, Nice toning.)"
This is one of several prize thalers issued by the regent Xaver and the new elector Frederick Augustus. It is expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.93 g.

Catalog reference: KM 987.1, Kahnt 1030, Schnee 1058, Dav-2688.


  • 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, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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