Saxony 1820-IGS thaler Dav-857
This specimen was lot 34727 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $764. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1820-IGS. NGC MS-64. Toned." There are two different Saxon thalers dated 1820. This one is the convention thaler. The mining thaler for 1820 (Dav-858) is quite scarce. In 1871, with the successful conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War, the currency was reformed to use pfennig and marks and the taler was dropped, tho it remained legal tender at three mark.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-1077, Davenport-857.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.