Saxony 1543 thaler Dav-9740
This specimen was lot 1388 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description noted, "SAXE-ERNESTINE LINE: Johann Friedrich I, 1532-1547, AR thaler, Goslar, 1543. bust of Philipp der Grossmütigen ("the Magnanimous") of Hessen on the reverse, attractive VF, S, ex Hans Mondorf Collection." This thaler is noted for 1542-47 and is fairly common for the era.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 28.63 g.
Catalog reference: Dav-9740, KM-MB298.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.