Austria 1806-A 1/2 thaler

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Künker sale 293, lot 1659
This specimen was lot 1659 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €600 (about US$809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"KAISERREICH ÖSTERREICH, Franz I. 1804-1835. 1/2 Konv.-Taler 1806, A, Wien. RR Feine Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Francis I, 1804-35, half convention thaler of 1806, Vienna mint. Rare, fine patina, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1804-06 and is rather scarce. This is the last issue featuring Francis's title as Holy Roman Emperor, which title he surrendered in 1806. Half thalers were struck to this standard until 1851 then replaced by a smaller coin struck 1857-68.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: J. 154, KM 2150.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.
  • [2]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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