Austria 1557 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3802
This specimen was lot 3802 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Ferdinand I. 1521-1564 Halbtaler zu 36 Kreuzer 1557. Hall. Selten. Sehr schön. Henkelspur. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, half thaler of 36 kreuzer, Hall mint. Rare. Very fine. Trace of mounting.)"
It was offered again as lot 3122 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 160 CHF (about US$191 including buyer's fees). This product of the Hall mint accompanies the common thalers (such as Dav-8027) of that mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 14.99 g.

Catalog reference: MT 127.


  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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