1768, Saxony, Frederick Augustus III. Beautiful Large Silver Thaler Coin. XF!
Mint Year: 1768 Mint Place: Dresden Denomination: Thaler Reference: Davenport 2682, KM-983. Condition: Scattered toning-spots, otherwise a nice XF! Mint master: Ernst Dietrich Croll (E.D.C.) Weight: 27.95gm Diameter: 43mm Material: Silver Obverse: Young draped bust of Frederick Augustus III as Elector of Saxony right. Legend: FRID . AVGVST . D . G . DVX SAX . ELECTOR Reverse: Ducal cap above oval arms of Saxony/Thuringia within wreath. Mint master´s initials (E.D.C.) and date (1768) below. Legend: X . EINE FEINE MARCK / E.D.C. / 1768
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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