Austria 1758-HA 1/2 thaler

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6050
Austria SB117-6050r.jpg

This specimen was lot 6050 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. 1/2 Taler, 1758-HA. Hall Mint. Franz I (1745-65). NGC MS-63. Slight weakness to center of strike. Covered with attractive multi-hued toning highlighted by flashing luster in outer peripheries lighting up electric blue coloring." This type was struck 1751-65 at GR (Graz), KB (Kremnitz), WI (Vienna), CA (Karlsburg), HA (Hall, shown here) and is common. Francis of Lorraine was made Holy Roman Emperor in 1745 but his wife, Maria Theresia of Austria, was the real power.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.03 g, .833 fine silver, .375 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-2036.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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