Hungary 1706-KB 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 57, lot 3205
This specimen was lot 3205 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$357 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Die Malkontenten in Siebenbürgen. Aufstand unter Franz Rakoczy, 1703-1711. 1/2 Taler 1706 KB, Kremnitz. Gutes sehr schön. Feine Patina. (Holy Roman Empire, Transylvania malcontents, led by Francis Rakoczy, 1703-11, half thaler of 1706, Kremnitz mint. Good very fine, Nice toning.)"
This type was struck at Kremnitz 1704-07 and is scarce but not rare. The MM mintmark indicates the Munkacs mint, which struck this type 1706 only. Altho the rebellion failed almost immediately in its objective of expelling the Hapsburgs, it dragged on until Charles VI granted an amnesty in 1711.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.41 g, .875 fine silver, this specimen 14.45 g.

Catalog reference: KM 265.1, Huszar 1524. Herinek 13.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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