Saxony 1630 1/2 thaler KM-408

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 22698
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This specimen was lot 22698 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. 1/2 Taler, 1630. Johann Georg I (1615-56). PCGS AU-50 Secure Holder. Augsburg Confession commemorative. Attractive tone ranges from orange to aqua in the fields between the lettering and devices." This commemorative half thaler was one of a series of silver and gold coins ranging from one-eighth thaler (KM 405) all the way up to twelve ducats (Fr-2692). A regular issue half thaler (KM 410) also exists for 1630.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-408.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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