Saxony 1806-SGH thaler Dav-850

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32931
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This specimen was lot 32931 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $432. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxony. Friedrich August III Taler 1806-SGH MS61 NGC, Dresden mint. Regular issue type and last year of Friedrich as Duke and Elector. Soon, he would be elevated to king. Armored Bust design with light silvery toning and noticeable underlying luster. From the Jamestown Collection." 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.

Catalog reference: KM 1027.2, Davenport-850.


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  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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