Saxony 1827-S thaler Dav-863

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1531
This specimen was lot 1531 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 180 (about US$237 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Konventionstaler 1827. Dresden Auf seinen Tod. Gutes vorzüglich. (kingdom of Saxony, convention thaler of 1827, Dresden mint, on the king's death. Good extremely fine.)"
This thaler was issued on the death of the king in 1827 along with the regular issue (common) and a mining thaler (rare).

Recorded mintage: 14,000 plus 4,357 mining thalers (Dav-864) and 423,000 of the regular issue (Dav-861).

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 28.04 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 429. Thun 305, Dav-863, KM 1111.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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