Saxony 1790-IEC thaler Dav-2697
This specimen was lot 689 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $411.25. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxony. Taler, 1790-1EC. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Friedrich August III (1763-1806)." On the death of emperor Joseph II, the elector became vicar of the empire until such time as a new emperor could be elected. This thaler was issued to commemorate the occasion. Another vicariat thaler would be needed in 1792 (Dav-2700).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-2697; KM-1023.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.