GERMANY, Sachsen-Albertinische Linie. Friedrich August III.
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 1042. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Elector, 1763-1827. AR Taler (27.79 g, 12h). Dresden mint; Ernst Dietrich Croll, mintmaster. Dated 1768. FRID : AUGUST : D : G : DUX SAX : ELECTOR, draped bust right / X • EINE FEINE MARCK, crowned coat of arms surrounded by branches; E.D.C. (mintmaster’s initials) below, 1768 in exergue. Schnee 1071; Merseburger 1927; Davenport 2682; KM 983. UNC, lightly toned. Well struck for issue.
During the Napoleonic Wars, Friedrich August aligned himself with the French. In 1806 Napoleon created the Kingdom of Saxony, and made his ally King Friedrich August I of Saxony.