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Germany Erbach Thaler  1623 and 1624
Germany Erbach Thaler 1623 and 1624

Yo, Paul -- Have you considered a career in numismatics? Your description of this nice old thaler from the German State of Erbach is superb. You could be composing catalog entries for a top-shelf auction house, such as Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger in Frankfurt. The coin in our picture comes from there. It sold for 330 euros (about $450 US dollars) during a 2014 auction.

CoinQuest thanks Dr. Nachfolger for use of his coin photo. It is a beautiful coin.

Catalog values for these coins run like this:

worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $400
well preserved: $1000

Remember these are catalog values which must be properly interpreted. Old coins like this one stand on their own merits, so prices can vary widely depending on subjective factors such as eye appeal. If you have a nice-looking example of this coin, take it to a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal. Damage, such as scratches, stains, cleanings, nicks, gouges and the like will lower value substantially. See our Terminology page.

NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Coin: 17022 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: paul, Sat, 17-May-2014 11:16:59 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 20-May-2014 11:53:03 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 04-May-2016 08:41:36 GMT
Requester description: 1623 Helmeted arms in sprays deviding date 1623 inscription MONETA:NOVA:ARGENTEA.COMITVM:DE ERPACH:D.I.B crowned and haloed double eagle with orb on breast INSCRIPTION FERDINANDVS:11.D:G:ROM:IMP:SEMP:AVGVS*
Tags: germany erbach thaler deustch bundesrepublik deutchland bundsrepublik deutschen deutiches deutsches deutscherlander deuches bundesrepublic germanic bundesrublika deutschland dutchland deutsch deutsche deut deutshen bundesrepublika deutscher german devtsch deutches deutchlands deutchen deutschlands devtscher vereinsthaler joachimstaler taler thalers helmeted hat arms shield sprays branch inscription monogram moneta nova comitvm comitum crowned crown haloed halo double eagle orb sphere breast ferdinandvs ferdinand 11 rom imp semp avgvs augustus hood caps headband hooded helmet bonnet cap helmit helmets headdress sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprigs branching stalk branches branched sticks script letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials novae tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera halos doubling doubled doubles eaglets egals egal eagles eagel spheres balls globes earth hemisphere ball globe ferd frd furdinand ferdnd frdnd ferdinan ferdinandus furdinan ferdin augusta avgvsto avgvst avgv augustas avgustus avgvsta avgvsti avgvstvs circle headed head hess hesse circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed oneheaded heads hessische hessen flag banner colours blanket flags colors banners bannered

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