Austria 1773-AS 1/2 thaler
This specimen was lot 22036 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $446.50. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. 1/2 Taler, 1773. Hall Mint. Maria Theresa (1740-80). NGC MS-63. Sharply struck with attractive dark toning." This half convention thaler was struck at the Hall mint 1766-77, all with mintmaster AS. There is also a half thaler from the Vienna mint (KM 1867) which is slightly scarcer.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 14.03 g, .833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-1848.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.