Saxony 1798-IEC thaler Dav-2701
This specimen was lot 4345 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $184 including buyer's fees. The catalog description noted, "German States - Saxony. Taler, 1798-IEC. Friedrich August III. Toned. NGC graded AU-55." The Duke of Saxony consistently stood as an ally of Napoleon during his invasions of Germany, for which he was promoted to king in 1806. After Napoleon's fall, Saxony was punished by having half her territory annexed to Prussia but Frederick Augustus kept his new title. This type is listed for 1793-1806 and is accompanied by a mining thaler (Dav-2703).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .752 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-2701; KM-1027.2.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.