Olmutz 1742 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 59, lot 1985
This specimen was lot 1985 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 3,600 CHF (about US$727 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA | Olmütz, Bistum, Jakob Ernst Graf von Liechtenstein-Castelcorn, 1738-1745. 1/2 Taler 1742, Kremsier. Äusserst selten. Fast vorzüglich. Kleine Henkelspur. (bishopric of Olmutz, Jacob Ernest, count of Liechtenstein-Castelcorn, 1738-45, half thaler of 1742, Kremsier mint. Extremely rare, About extremely fine, Minor mount mark.)"
This type was struck 1739-40 and 1742. A similar thaler (Dav-1230) also exists.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 14.55 g.

Catalog reference: KM 452.1, Suchomel/Videman 903.


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  • 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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