Austria 1788-A 1/2 thaler

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Künker sale 293, lot 1642
This specimen was lot 1642 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,078 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH, Josef II. 1765-1790. 1/2 Konv.-Taler 1788, A, Wien. RR Hübsche Patina, min. justiert, vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, half convention thaler of 1788, Vienna mint. Rare, fine patina, minor adjustment marks, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1781-90 yet is scarce compared to the contemporary half kronenthaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 14.07 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 2073, J. 17.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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