Milan 1790-M 1/2 crocione

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4111
This specimen was lot 4111 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 140 CHF (about US$168 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Joseph II. 1765-1790 1/2 Kronentaler 1790 M. Mailand. Sehr schön/vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, half crown thaler of 1790, Milan mint. Very fine/extremely fine.)"
This four year type struck for Joseph II 1786-90 is scarce. Full crocioni were struck for Francis II until 1800 and the loss of Milan to the French.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 14.72 g, .873 fine silver, .826 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 14.65 g.

Catalog reference: KM 218 (formerly KM C48), Herinek 201, Mont-135.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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