Hungary 1574-KB 1/2 thaler

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6713
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 6713 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $376. The catalog description[1] noted, "HUNGARY. 1/2 Taler, 1574-KB. Kremnitz Mint. Maximilian II (1564-76). NGC EF-40. Lovely old cabinet toning. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." The Hapsburg ruler styled himself king of Hungary but actually ruled only a slice near the Austrian border, the remainder being divided between the Ottoman Turks and the prince of Transylvania. This half thaler is accompanied by a thaler (Dav-8058).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: H-983.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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