Saxony 1630 2 thaler Dav-7604A

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1181
This specimen was lot 1181 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €4,600 (about US$5,942 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM Johann Georg I. 1615-1656. Dicker doppelter Reichstaler 1630, Dresden, auf die 100-Jahrfeier der Übergabe der Augsburger Konfession. RR Attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Electorate of Saxony, John George I, 1615-56, thick double thaler of 1630, Dresden mint, on the centennial of the Augsburg Confession. Rare, attractive example with good toning, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The year 1630 was a busy one for the Saxon mint; in addition to this commemorative double thaler and its accompanying single thalers (Dav-7605, Dav-7605A, Dav-7606), there is the regular issue of 1620-38 (Dav-7601) and a klippe (Dav-7609), all dated 1630.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 58,21 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-7604 A; Slg. Whiting 108; Schnee 859. KM 416.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.

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