Saxony 1804-SGH thaler Dav-850

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Sincona sale 11, lot 987
This specimen was lot 987 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 100 CHF (about US$124 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, Kurfürstentum, Albertiner Friedrich August III. (I.), 1763-1826. Konventionstaler 1804, Dresden. Mmz. SGH. Kl. Schrötlingsf. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Electorate of Saxony, Frederick August III, 1763-1826, convention thaler of 1804, Dresden mint. Slightly porous, extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1793-1806. It is common. It was issued concurrently with a mining thaler (Dav-851).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.85 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 411. Thun 289, KM 1027.2, Dav-850.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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