Saxony 1647-CR thaler Dav-7612

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Sincona sale 11, lot 981
This specimen was lot 981 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 180 CHF (about US$223 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, Kurfürstentum, Albertiner Johann Georg I. 1615-1656. Taler 1647. Hksp. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Electorate of Saxony, John George I (1615-56), thaler of 1647. Mount mark, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Saxony, one of the larger divisions of Germany and blessed with numerous silver mines, issued large numbers of thalers. This coin was issued by the elector of Saxony in 1638-56 and is one of the common thalers of the seventeenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.08 g.

Catalog reference: KM-425; Dav-7601; Clauss/Kahnt 169. Schnee 879.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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