Milan 1787-M crocione Dav-1388

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4391
This specimen was lot 4391 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 100 CHF (about US$119 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Joseph II. 1765-1790 Kronentaler 1787. Mailand. Sehr schön. Alte Tönung. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, crown thaler of 1787, Milan mint. Very fine, old toning.)"
This type was struck for Joseph II 1786-90 and succeeded the scudo of 1781-86 (Dav-1387). It was superseded by a kronenthaler or crocione of Leopold II of 1791-92 (Dav-1389). Austria lost Milan to the French in 1797.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 29.08-29.47 g, .873 fine silver, this specimen 29.35 g.

Catalog reference: J. 44. Dav-1388, KM 220.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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