Austria 1818-V 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4162
This specimen was lot 4162 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 140 CHF (about US$168 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA, Franz II. (I.), 1792-1835 Halbtaler 1818 V. Venedig. Schön/sehr schön. (empire of Austria, Francis I, 1792-1835, half thaler of 1818, Venice mint. Fine/very fine.)"
This half thaler was struck for emperor Francis I 1817-24 from six mints (A, B, C, E, G, V). Mintages, where recorded, are generally small (<100,000). This one likely circulated in Lombardy-Venetia.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.

Specification: 14.03 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 13.93 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 434, KM 2153.


  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.

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