Saxony 1792-IEC thaler Dav-2700

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Jean Elsen sale 117, lot 1695
Saxony 1792 thaler rev Jelsen 117-1695.jpg
This specimen was lot 1695 in Jean Elsen sale 117 (Brussels, June 2013), where it sold for €110 (about US$173 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Friedrich August III (1763-1806), AR Taler, 1792 IEC, Dresde. Emission du Vicariat de l'Empire. Droit: B. drapé et cuirassé à droite. Revers: Aigle impériale éployée, l'écu de Saxe sur la poitrine. Nettoyé. Très Beau. (Germany, Saxony, Frederick August III (1763-1806), silver thaler of 1792, Dresden mint, vicariat issue. Obverse: draped and armored bust to right; reverse: imperial eagle displayed bearing the arms of Saxony. Cleaned very fine.)"
On the death of emperor Leopold II, the elector became vicar of the empire until such time as a new emperor could be elected. This thaler was issued to commemorate the occasion.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.88 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1034, Dav-2700, Schnee, 1091.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 117: Collection Jean-Jacques Symoens, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2013.

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