Milan 1791-M 1/2 crocione

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4119
This specimen was lot 4119 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$360 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Leopold II. 1790-1792 1/2 Kronentaler 1791 M. Mailand. Sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold II, 1790-92, half crown thaler of 1791, Milan mint. Very fine.)"
This one year type struck during Leopold II's brief reign is rare. The purchaser of this lot obtained a bargain. It is the last of the denomination; full crocioni were struck for Francis II until 1799 and the loss of Milan to the French.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 14.72 g, .873 fine silver, .826 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 14.55 g.

Catalog reference: KM 235, Herinek 49, Mont-144.

Source:

  • 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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