Saxony 1790-IEC thaler Dav-2697

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Ponterio sale 182, lot 689
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This specimen was lot 689 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $411.25. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.

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