Austria 1654-Hall 1/2 thaler

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UBS sale 84, lot 1412
This specimen is lot 1412 in UBS sale 84 (Basel, January 2010). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH. Erzherzog Ferdinand Karl, 1632-1662. Halbtaler 1654, Hall. Geharnischtes Brustbild mit langen Haaren nach rechts, davor im Feld die Jahreszahl. Rv. Gekröntes Wappen, umgeben von der Vliesordenskette. Patina. Vorzüglich" (Austria, archduke Ferdinand Karl, 1632-62, half thaler of 1654, Hall mint. Obv: armored bust with long hair facing right, date in right obverse field. Rev: crowned arms with Order of the Golden Fleece. Nice patina, extremely fine).
This type was struck the one year only and was accompanied by a quarter thaler with the archduke's portrait.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen: 14.15 grams.

Catalog reference: M.T. 514, MzA p. 152, KM 832.


  • [1]UBS Gold & Numismatics, Auction 84: Gold and Silver Coins, Basel, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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