Austria 1831-A 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4188
This specimen was lot 4188 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$480 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA, Franz II. (I.), 1792-1835 Halbtaler 1831 A. Wien. Vorzüglich-FDC. (empire of Austria, Francis I, 1792-1835, half thaler of 1831, Vienna mint, Vienna mint. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This one year type is scarce. Half thalers were struck at this standard until 1851.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.03 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 14.13 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 451, KM 2155.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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