Erbach 1623 thaler Dav-6666

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UBS sale 85, lot 292
Erbach in 1648, from Droysen's atlas
This specimen was lot 292 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$456 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND, Erbach, Grafschaft, Ludwig III., Johann Casimir und Georg Albrecht, 1605-1627. Taler 1623. Behelmtes Wappen, darüber die geteilte Jahreszahl. Rv. Gekrönter, nimbierter Doppeladler mit Reichsapfel auf der Brust. Zainende und kl. Kr. Sehr schön-vorzüglich." (County of Erbach, Louis III, John Casimir and George Albrecht, 1605-27, thaler of 1623. Helments arms divide date; reverse: crowned, haloed double-headed eagle. Very Fine to Extremely Fine.)
The county of Erbach, in Hesse, was subdivided several times in the seventeenth century, the details of which are too tedious to relate. The remnants were annexed to Hesse-Darmstadt in 1803.

Recorded mintage: 157,000.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27,49 g.

Catalog reference: Joseph 15, Dav. 6666, KM 11.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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