Hall 1777-K-R 1/2 thaler

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photo courtesy Stack's
Schwabisch Hall 1777 halb thaler rev Stacks 1010-508.jpg
Schwabisch Hall in 1786
This specimen was lot 508 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, October 2010), where it sold for $546.25. The catalog description[1] noted,
"GERMAN STATES. SCHWABISH HALL. Freie Reichsstadt. 1/2 Taler, 1777 OE-K-R. Cuirassed bust r. Rv. Three ornate shields make up Arms. A very low mintage Convention Taler, one of only 437 minted. Areas of deep charcoal toning, light hairlines from old cleaning. A rare and important type. Choice Very Fine."
All the issues of the free city of Hall (also called Schwabisch Hall to distinguish it from other towns of the same name) are scarce. This is a product of the Nuremberg mint, along with the similar thaler (Dav-2280) and ducat (Fr-1083). The town was annexed to Wurttemberg in 1803.

Recorded mintage: 437.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 45.2.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, Frank Van Valen and Christine Karstedt, Coin Galleries Mail and Internet Bid Sale, New York: Stack's, 2010.

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