1785, Saxony, Frederick Augustus I. Beautiful Large Silver Thaler Coin. XF-AU!
Mint Year: 1785 Mint Place: Dresden Denomination: Thaler Reference: Davenport 2695, KM-992.2. Mint Master: Johann Ernst Croll (I.E.C.) Condition: Toning spots (not scratches), otherwise a nice lustre XF-AU! Weight: 27.88gm Diameter: 40mm Material: Silver Obverse: Bust of Frederick Augustus III (as Elector of Saxony) right. Legend: FRID : AVGVST : D : G : DUX SAX : ELECTOR Reverse: Ducal cap on oval arms of Saxony, flanked by olive sprays. Mint master's initials (I.E.C.) and date (1785) below. Legend: X . EINE - MARCK F:
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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