Trento 1739 1/2 soldo

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Sincona sale 33, lot 3108
this map of the bishopric of Brixen in 1786 shows the bishopric of Trient in the lower left corner
This specimen was lot 3108 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 90 CHF (about US$107 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Karl VI. 1711-1740 1/2 Soldo 1739. Hall Für Trient. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Charles VI, 1711-40, half soldo of 1739, struck in Hall for the Trentino. Very fine-extremely fine.)"
The bishopric of Trent was a princely state in the Alps ruled by a Hapsburg client until it was annexed outright by Austria during the Napoleonic mediatizations. It fell to Italy after World War One but remains German-speaking. This half soldo is accompanied by a one soldo (KM 2).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.1 g, copper, this specimen 1.39 g.

Catalog reference: M.T. 916, KM 1.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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