Austria 1802-A 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4155
This specimen was lot 4155 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 325 CHF (about US$390 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Franz II. (I.), 1792-1835 1/2 Konventionstaler 1802 A. Wien. Fast vorzüglich. Kleiner beriebener Fleck. (Holy Roman Empire, Francis II, 1792-1835, half convention thaler of 1802. About extremely fine. Minor scratches.)"
This type of 1792-1804 is rather scarce. It is the second-to-last type struck for Francis using his title of Holy Roman Emperor, which title he gave up in 1806.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.03 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 13.99 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 381, KM A2149.

Source:

  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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