Transylvania 1725 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3997
This specimen was lot 3997 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Karl VI. 1711-1740 Halbtaler 1725. Karlsburg. Sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Charles VI, 1711-40, half thaler of 1725, Karlsburg mint, Very fine.)"
This type, listed under Transylvania, was struck 1724-35 and is rather expensive. Altho Transylvania had been reconquered from the Turks a generation before, the native gentry still preferred their local autonomy and the province was still restive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.41 g, .875 fine silver; this specimen is 14.16 g.

Catalog reference: KM 577, Herinek 565.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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