Erfurt 1632 thaler Dav-4546

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Goldberg sale 78, lot 3024
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles
Sincona sale 26, lot 2651
The first specimen was lot 3024 in Goldberg sale 78 (Los Angeles, January 2014), where it sold for $793.12. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States - Erfurt. Purim Taler, 1632. On the first Anniversary of Victory at Leipzig. Jehovah in flaming sun above legend. Reverse: 11-line inscription. Toned. Very Fine." The second specimen was lot 2651 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 1,000 CHF (about US$1,235 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Taler 1632. Purimstaler. Geprägt auf den Jahrestag des schwedischen und protestantischen Sieges bei Breitenfeld bei Leipzig am 7.9.1631. Fast vorzüglich mit schöner Patina. Winz. Kratzer im Revers. (Germany, city of Erfurt, thaler of 1632, struck on the first anniversary of the battle of Breitenfeld. Choice extremely fine with handsome patina, minor scratches on reverse.)"
Other Erfurt thalers issued by the Swedish include Dav-4547, -4548, -5268, -5270 and -5272.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, the second specimen 28.56 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-4546; KM-59.


  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Yifu Che and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg sale 78: the pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2014.
  • [2]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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