Saxony 1774-EDC thaler Dav-2691

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40569
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
Saxony in 1648

This specimen was lot 26910 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $188. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxony. Friedrich August I Taler 1774-EDC, AU Details - Cleaned, lightly cleaned long ago and now attractively retoned, a surprisingly affordable taler." 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 convention thaler (Dav-2690). 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-2691; KM-993.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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