1790, Saxony, Frederick Augustus I. Silver "Vicariat" Thaler Coin. Cleaned XF!
Mint year: 1790 Mint Place: Dresden Reference: Davenport 2697, KM-1023. Mint Master: Johann Ernst Croll (I.E.C.) Condition: Polished/chased/improperly cleaned fields, scratches, otherwise XF! Denomination: Thaler - Vicary issue, Commemorating the assumption of the Imperial Vicar's office by the Elector! Weight: 27.85gm Diameter: 41mm Material: Silver Obverse: Bust of Frederick Augustus III (as Elector of Saxony and Imperial Vicar) right. Legend: FRID . AVG . D . G . DVX SAX . ELECTOR & VICARIVS IMPERII Reverse: Double-headed imperial crown with crowned coat-of-arms of Saxony at chest. Mint-master´s initials (I.E.-C.) and date (1790) 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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