Saxony 1804-IEC thaler Dav-851

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1231
This specimen was lot 1231 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €420 (about US$543 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM Friedrich August III. (I.), 1763-1806-1827. Konv.-Taler 1804, IEC. Ausbeute. Min. justiert, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Electorate of Saxony, Frederick August III, 1763-1807, convention (mining) thaler of 1804. Light adjustment marks, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1793-1806. It is common for a mining thaler but less available than the regular issue (Dav-850). The issues of 1793-1800 are catalogued as Dav-2703.

Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-851; Kahnt 412; Thun 290, KM 1036.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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