Bohemia 1710-PM 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 59, lot 1904
This specimen was lot 1904 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 8,000 CHF (about US$9,689 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Joseph I. 1705-1711. 1/2 Taler 1710, Prag. Prachtexemplar. Vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph I, 1705-11, half thaler of 1710, Prague mint. Cabinet piece, Extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1709-10 in Bohemia. It is noted as rather expensive in the SCWC but this specimen realized 19 times the catalog value.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 14.26 g.

Catalog reference: KM 642, Dietiker 947. Herinek 161.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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