Saxony 1806-SGH thaler Dav-853

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Stack'S Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 735
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This specimen was lot 735 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $7,343.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1806-SGH. NGC MS-65. Sharply struck giving nearly prooflike surfaces to the fields, while the devices retain a muted luster giving a cameo appearance. Lighter tan toning on obverse with a few darker areas near periphery, reverse more deeply toned with some blue hues appearing. The finest certified example of this large bust one year type. From the Rockaway Collection." A rare one year type.

Recorded mintage: 663,000.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-1053, Davenport-853.


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  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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