Austria 1740 1/4 thaler

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Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 42087
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This specimen was lot 42087 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. 1/4 Taler, 1740/1. Charles VI of Austria (1711-40). PCGS MS-63. Tied with one other example for finest certified at NGC and PCGS. An outstanding example of the issue with an exquisitely detailed portrait revealing every last curl of hair. A single look at the coin leaves the viewer certain it is of the highest caliber." This one year type is the last issue of this denomination for this ruler.

Recorded mintage: 42,000.

Specification: 7.20 g, .875 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-1666.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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