Milan 1800-M crocione Dav-1390
"RDR / ÖSTERREICH, Franz II. (I.), 1792-1835. Kronentaler 1800. Mailand Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön (Austria, Francis II, crown thaler of 1800, Milan mint. Very fine to good very fine)."The second specimen was lot 3642 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 125 CHF (about US$155 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted,
"Franz II. (I.), 1792-1835 Kronentaler 1800. Mailand. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. Rv. justiert, Patina. (Holy Roman Empire, Francis II, 1792-1835, crown thaler of 1800, Milan mint. Extremely fine or better, reverse adjustment marks, patina.)"This type is recorded for the Duchy of Milan 1792-1800. Similar coins with other mintmarks (Brussels, Vienna, etc.) are listed under the Austrian Netherlands. The duchy of Milan was Spanish until 1714, when it passed to the Austrians, who lost it to Revolutionary France in 1797. After the fall of Napoleon in 1815, it returned to Hapsburg rule until the unification of Italy in 1859-60. This issue is a rare date emitted during a brief reoccupation of Milan by the Austrians.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: .873 fine silver, the first specimen 29.36 g, the second specimen 29.52 g.
Catalog reference: Kahnt 325. Jaeckel. 134C, J. 134b, Dav-1390, KM 246.
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- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Auktion 13: Münzen und Medaillen, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.
- Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.