Hungary 1716-KB 1/2 thaler

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Goldberg sale 80, lot 4139
Hungary 1716 half thaler rev G80-4139.jpg

This specimen was lot 4139 in Goldberg sale 80 (Los Angeles, June 2014), where it sold for $1,586. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hungary. ½ Taler, 1716-KB. Charles VI, 1711-1740. Bust right. Reverse: Crowned double eagle, arms within Order chain on eagle's breast. A wonderful coin, sharply struck with full original mint luster and attractively toned. NGC graded MS-64." This type was struck 1712-18. The mintage is unknown but it is priced very reasonable in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-287.


  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Frank Draskovic and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 80: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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