Austria 1789-A 1/2 kronenthaler

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4109
This specimen was lot 4109 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Joseph II. 1765-1790 1/2 Kronentaler 1789 A. Wien. Sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, half crown thaler of 1789, Vienna mint. Very fine.)"
This type was struck 1786-90 at Vienna (shown here), Milan and Kremnitz. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 14.72 g, .873 fine silver, .413 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 14.78 g.

Catalog reference: KM 34 (listed under Austria, Austria-Netherlands), Herinek 195.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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