Austria 1751-HA thaler Dav-1155

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2366
This specimen was lot 2366 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 175 CHF (about US$217 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Franz I. 1745-1765. Konventionstaler 1751, Hall. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Austria, Francis I, 1745-65, convention thaler of 1751, Hall mint. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
On the death of Charles VI in 1740, the redoubtable Maria Theresia was crowned Archduchess of Austria and queen of Hungary but, being a woman, could not be given the imperial crown. Therefore, after much debate and a war fomented by Frederick the Great of Prussia, her husband Francis of Lorraine was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1745. This thaler was issued 1751-65 from the Hall mint and is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 28.04 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1155; M.T. 978, KM 2038.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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