Bohemia 1717 1/2 thaler KM-668
"Osterreich, Karl VI. 1711-1740 1/2 Taler 1717. Kuttenberg. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. NGC AU55. (Holy Roman Empire, Charles VI, 1711-40, half thaler of 1717, Kuttenberg mint. Very fine-extremely fine.)"This five year type was struck at Kuttenberg. This date is scarce; a draped bust variety (KM-688) is much more available for 1717. A similar thaler exists (Dav-1071) but is much costlier. The oval shape derives from the use of roller dies, which were gradually superseded by the screw press in the eighteenth century.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 14.41 g, .875 fine silver, .405 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Herinek 505, KM-668 (listed under Bohemia).
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.