Saxony 1629-HI thaler Dav-7601

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10347
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10347 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $411. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1629-HI. Chemnitz Mint. Johann Georg I (1615-56). Toned. EXTREMELY FINE." Saxony, one of the larger divisions of Germany and blessed with numerous silver mines, issued large numbers of thalers. This type was issued 1620-38. It is not rare but is less common than issues of the previous reign.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-7601; KM-132.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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