Milan 1784-LB scudo Dav-1387

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from Sincona sale 11, lot 2371
This specimen was lot 2371 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$310 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Joseph II. 1765-1790. Scudo 1784, Mailand. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Austria, Leopold II, 1790-92, scudo of 1784, Milan mint, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck for Joseph II 1781-86 and succeeded a similar coin made for Maria Theresia (Dav-1386). It was superseded by the kronenthaler or crocione of 1786-90. Austria lost Milan to the French in 1797.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 22.97 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1387; KM-212; MzA p. 286.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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