1823, Saxony, Frederick Augustus I. Large Silver Thaler Coin. VF/VF+
Mint year: 1823 Mint Place: Dresden Mintage: 512,000 pcs. Denomination: Convention Thaler Reference: Davenport 859, KM-1091. Mint Master: Johann Gotthelf Studer (I.G.S.) Condition:Cleaned, with scratches and edge-hits, weight-adjusting marks in reverse, otherwise VF/VF+ Weight: 27.77gm Diameter: 38mm Material: Silver Obverse: Uniformed bust of Frederick Augustus I (as King) left. German legend around. Legend: FRIEDR. AUGUST KOENIG V.SACHSEN Reverse: Crowned oval arms of Saxony, flanked by sprays. Mint master´s initials (I.G.S.) and date (1823) below. Legend: ZEHN EINE FEINE MARK
Frederick Augustus I (full name: Frederick Augustus Joseph Maria Anton Johann Nepomuk Aloys Xavier) (German: Friedrich August I.; b. Dresden, 23 December 1750 - d. Dresden, 5 May 1827) was King of Saxony (1805-1827) from the House of Wettin. He was also Elector Frederick Augustus III (Friedrich August III.) of Saxony (1763-1806) and Duke Frederick Augustus I (Polish: Fryderyk August I) of Warsaw (1807-1813). The Augustusplatz in Leipzig is named after him.
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