Saxe-Weissenfels 1669 thaler Dav-7659

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UBS sale 85, lot 437
This specimen was lot 437 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 950 CHF (about US$1084 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen-Weissenfels, Herzogtum. August, 1638-1680. Taler 1669, Halle. Auf den Tod seiner Gemahlin Anna Maria. Elf Zeilen Schrift. Rv. Jakobs Kampf mit dem Engel. Vorzüglich." (Duchy of Saxe-Weissenfels, duke August, 1638-80, thaler of 1669, Halle mint. On the death of the duke's wife, Anna Maria. Obverse: eleven lines of script; reverse: Jacob struggles with the angel. Extremely Fine.)
This type is rare and expensive. The line fell extinct in 1756 and the duchy was absorbed by the Elector of Saxony.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,07 g.

Catalog reference: Schnee 1101, Dav. 7659, KM 9.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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