Saxony 1806-SGH thaler Dav-853
This specimen was lot 735 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $7,343.75. The catalog description 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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