Liechtenstein 1758 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1937
This specimen was lot 1937 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,500 CHF (about US$1,800 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LIECHTENSTEIN, Joseph Wenzel 1748-1772. 1/2 Taler 1758, Wien. Selten. Vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Liechtenstein, Joseph Wenzel, 1748-72, half thaler of 1758, Vienna mint. Rare, Extremely fine.)"
This one-year type struck in Vienna for Liechtenstein is rare and expensive. It was accompanied by a thaler (Dav-1579) and a ducat (KM C3). The princes of Liechtenstein are not recorded as having visited their realm until after World War One.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 13.98 g.

Catalog reference: KM-C1; Divo 63.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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