Saxony 1767-EDC Thaler Dav-2678
This specimen was lot 40566 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,955. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1767-EDC. NGC MS-63. Friedrich Wilhelm III (1763-1827). Lightly toned and very attractive. Demarete Collection." 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. After a brief reign of Friedrich Christian, Friedrich August III ascended to the electorate under the regency of Xavier (1763-68). This type is listed in the SCWC for 1764-68 but Dav-2682 is more common for 1767.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-2678, KM-976.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.