Saxony 1630 thaler Dav-7609

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23664
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23664 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,467.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxony. Johann Georg I Klippe Taler 1630, Dresden, AU55 NGC, housed in a jumbo holder. Commemorating the marriage of Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Johann Georg I, to Frederick VII of Holstein Gottorp. Boldly struck, with silvery-gray patina. Scarce in this condition." In addition to various commemorative types (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.

Catalog reference: KM 414, Dav-7609.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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