Milan 1791-M 1/2 crocione
"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.
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- Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.