Saxony 1767-EDC 2/3 thaler KM-981
This specimen was part of lot 20421 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), which sold for $3,290. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. 1/2 & 2/3 Talers, ca. 16th to 18th Century. 14 pieces in lot. An interesting grouping of material with many better pieces. Highlights included are 1672 and 1674 Madgeburg 2/3 Talers, 1719 Saxony 1/2 Marriage Taler, 1702 & 1727 Saxony 2/3 Talers, 1535 Annaberg 1/2 Taler as well as other interesting pieces. Some have been cleaned, scratched, have corrosion and/or have other defects. Close personal inspection is advised and will reward the diligent bidder. A great lot for the intermediate or advanced collector looking to expand their collections." This type was struck 1765-68 for the young elector. A similar two-thirds thaler (KM 973) was struck for the regent Xaver.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: reported as 14.03 g, .833 fine, which is the weight of a half thaler.
Catalog reference: KM 981.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.