Saxony 1768-EDC thaler Dav-2682

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Sincona sale 6, lot 842
This specimen was lot 842 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 160 CHF (about US$197 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, ab 1806 Königreich Friedrich August III. (I.), 1763-1826. Konventionstaler 1768. Geharnischtes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Gekröntes Wappen zwischen Zweigen. Kl. Kr. Gutes sehr schön. (Electorate of Saxony, Frederick Augustus III, 1763-1826, convention thaler of 1768. Obverse: armored bust to right; reverse: crowned arms between olive wreath, good very fine.)"
After the immense mintages of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when Saxony was the leading producer of silver thalers in Europe, production dwindled to a few scarce commemorative issues in the eighteenth century. This type is listed for 1765-68 and is somewhat available. Other thalers for 1768 include Dav-2678 and Dav-2683.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver; this specimen is 27,93 g.

Catalog reference: Schnee 1071, Dav-2682, KM 983.


  • 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 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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