Saxony 1630 thaler Dav-7605A

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Jean Elsen sale 117, lot 1682
Saxony 1630 thaler rev JElsen 117-1682.jpg
This specimen was lot 1682 in Jean Elsen sale 117 (Brussels, June 2013), where it sold for €360 (about US$568 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, SAXE, Johann Georg Ier (1615-1656), AR Taler, 1630, Centenaire de la Confession d'Augsbourg. Droit: B. de l'électeur à droite, tenant une épée sur l'épaule d'une main, au-dessus de son écu. Revers: B. de Johann Ier à droite, tenant une épée sur l'épaule, entre quatre écussons. Très Beau à Superbe. (Germany, Saxony, John George I (1615-56), silver thaler of 1630, centenary of the Confession of Augsburg. Obverse: bust of the Elector to right bearing a sword, arms below; reverse: bust of John I to right, sword on shoulder, four shields around. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
In addition to this commemorative type (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 29,04 g.

Catalog reference: KM 412, Dav-7605A, Schnee, 860 var.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 117: Collection Jean-Jacques Symoens, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2013.

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