Saxony 1770-EDC thaler Dav-2690
This specimen was lot 40568 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $7,050. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1770-EDC. NGC MS-66. Friedrich Wilhelm III (1763-1827). Highly lustrous, somewhat prooflike and very attractive, a sharply struck superb gem. From the Demarete Collection." This type is listed in the SCWC for 1769-79 and is common in grades up to extremely fine. It was struck simultaneously with a mining thaler (Dav-2691). Friedrich August III did not pursue the Polish adventures of his ancestors and prosperity began to return to Saxony.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.08 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-2690; KM-992.1.
- 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.