Olmutz 1729 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 59, lot 1982
This specimen was lot 1982 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 2,000 CHF (about US$2,422 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA | Olmütz, Bistum, Wolfgang von Schrattenbach, 1711-1738. 1/2 Taler 1729, Kremsier. Selten. Sehr schön. Randfehler. (bishopric of Olmutz, Wolfgang of Schrattenbach, 1711-38, half thaler of 1729, Kremsier mint. Rare, Very fine, Edge flaw.)"
This type was struck 1727-37 and, while not common, is more available than the very rare 1720.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 13.98 g.

Catalog reference: KM 424, Suchomel/Videman 729.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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