Hungary 1574-KB 1/2 thaler
This specimen was lot 6713 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $376. The catalog description 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.
Catalog reference: H-983.
- 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.