Hungary 1779-B SK-PD 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4065
This specimen was lot 4065 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Maria Theresia, 1740-1780 1/2 Konventionstaler 1779. Kremnitz Mit S.K.-P.D. unter der Madonna. Vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, half convention thaler of 1779, Kremnitz mint, with 'SK-PD' under the Madonna. Extremely fine.)"
The arms obverse/Madonna reverse design is distinctive to Hungary, where it appears on many denominations.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: 14.03 g, .833 fine silver, .375 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 13.92 g.

Catalog reference: KM 385.2, Huszar 1691, Herinek 742.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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