Austria 1765-Hall thaler Dav-1122

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Sincona sale 23, lot 3038
This specimen was lot 3038 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 160 CHF (about US$201 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH, Maria Theresia, 1740-1780 Konventionstaler 1765. Hall. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia (1740-80), convention thaler of 1765, Hall mint, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This thaler was issued 1754-65 at Hall and is common. Maria Theresia's husband, Francis of Lorraine, died in 1765 and she is depicted thereafter wearing a widow's veil. The convention thaler, adopted in the 1750's, was 28.06 g, .833 fine, whereas earlier types were 28.82 g, .875 fine.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27.92 g.

Catalog reference: M.T. 966. Herinek 464. Eypeltauer 80, Dav-1122, KM 1817.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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