Erfurt 1631 thaler Dav-4545

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 30667
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30667 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Erfurt. Swedish Occupation - Gustav Adolf II Taler 1631 XF45 NGC. A large example commemorating the Swedish and Protestant victory at Breitenfeld. The obverse image depicts beautiful sun rays surrounding the name of God and the reverse features an inscription with date. A beautiful type with darkened patina surrounding the coin's devices and very attractive, all-over eye appeal." Other Erfurt thalers issued by the Swedish include Dav-4546, -4547, -4548, -5270 and -5272.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-4545; KM-53.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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