Austria 1632-Hall 1/4 thaler

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3882
This specimen was lot 3882 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$300 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Erzherzog Leopold V. 1619-1632 Vierteltaler 1632. Hall. Vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, archduke Leopold V, quarter thaler of 1632, Hall mint. Extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1626, 1629, 1632 and is fairly scarce. A similar half thaler exists. The Vienna mint also struck quarter thalers in 1632 (KM 672). Archduke Leopold never became emperor.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen: 6.90 g.

Catalog reference: MT 469, KM 580.


  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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