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Heritage sale 3076, lot 31917
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This specimen was lot 31917 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "Liechtenstein. Franz Joseph I 1/2 Taler 1778 MS63 NGC. A one-year type with gunmetal gray hues and underlying luster, all highlighting a handsome bust of Franz Joseph I." Half thalers were also minted in 1728-29 and 1758, in conjunction with thalers. This one is the most available. The princes of Liechtenstein are not recorded as having visited their realm until after World War One.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.03 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-C5.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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