Saxony 1822-IGS thaler Dav-859

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Jean Elsen sale 111, lot 985
Saxony 1822 thaler rev JElsen 111-985.jpg
This specimen was lot 985 in Jean Elsen sale 111 (Brussels, December 2011), where it sold for 90 euro (about US$138 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Royaume, Friedrich August Ier (1806-1827), AR Taler, 1822 IGS, Très Beau à Superbe. (Germany, kingdom of Saxony, Frederick Augustus I (1806-27), silver thaler of 1822, very fine to extremely fine)"
We have included the Davenport number in the title of this page as there are two different Saxon thalers dated 1822. This one is the convention thaler. The mining thaler for 1822 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 but common.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-859; A.K.S., 24; Thun, 300, KM 1091.


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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]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 111, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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