Saxony 1870-B 1/6 thaler
This specimen was lot 1221 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $105.75. The catalog description noted, "SAXONY: Johann, 1854-1873, AR 1/12 groschen, 1870, struck in Dresden, PCGS graded MS65+, ex Don Erickson Collection." This type is a one sixth thaler, not a one twelfth groschen (no such coin exists) and was struck 1860-71. It is the last of the denomination before the coinage reform of 1871-73.
Recorded mintage: 280,000.
Specification: 5.34 g, .520 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-1205.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.