Austria 1632-Hall 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3881
This specimen was lot 3881 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$900 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Erzherzog Leopold V. 1619-1632 Halbtaler 1632. Hall. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. FDC. Herrliche Patina. (Holy Roman Empire, archduke Leopold V, half thaler of 1632, Hall mint. Cabinet piece. Uncirculated. Most attractive patina.)"
This type was struck 1625-26, 1629 and 1632, along with KM 514 from Vienna. The Hall mint also struck half thalers in 1632 (KM 580). Archduke Leopold never became emperor.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen: 14.27 g.

Catalog reference: MT 467, KM 592.1.


  • [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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