Austrian Netherlands 1772(a) kronenthaler Dav-1282

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Jean Elsen sale 115, lot 1394
Brabant 1772a couronne rev JElsen 115-1394.jpg
This specimen was lot 1394 in Jean Elsen sale 115 (Brussels, December 2012) where it sold for €150 (about US$229 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRABANT, Duché, Marie-Thérèse (1740-1780), AR couronne, 1772, Bruxelles. Droit: Croix de Bourgogne entre quatre couronnes. Revers: Ecu couronné de l'impératrice sur une aigle impériale. Ref.: W., 1141; Delm., 388; V.K., 158. 29,53g. Très Beau à Superbe. (duchy of Brabant, Maria Theresia (1740-80), silver crown of 1772, Brussels mint. Obverse: cross of Burgundy between four crowns; reverse: crowned arms over an imperial eagle. Very fine to Extremely fine.)"
This type was struck in 1755-79 during the reign of Maria Theresia (Dav-1282, shown here) and Francis I (Dav-1283). It replaced the ducaton in 1755 but retained many stylistic features. The Austrians lost Belgium to Revolutionary France in 1797. After the fall of Napoleon in 1815, Belgium passed to the king of the Netherlands.

Recorded mintage: 107,000.

Specification: 29.44 g, .873 fine silver; this specimen is 29.45 g.

Catalog reference: W., 1141; Delm., 388; V.K., 155, Dav-1282, KM 21.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 115: Collection Huntington, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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