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2 Thaler - Ferdinand II Vienna

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand II (1619-1637)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1620-1624
Value 2 Thaler (2)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 57.1 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 273,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Her# 285-292
Österreichische Münzprägungen
by Ludwig Herinek
(Eigenverlag)

Obverse

Portrait with ruffled collar facing right, mint mark (chevron) in legend below.

Lettering: FERDINANDVS II D G R (Λ) I S AVG G HUNG BO REX

Reverse

Imperial eagle with composite arms, small shield of Austria below.

Lettering: ARCHID AVS DVX // BVR CO TYR eC date

Edge

Smooth, thick flan.

2 Thaler - Ferdinand II (Vienna) -  obverse

© Image courtesy of Auktionen Frühwald

Comments

Variations for portrait and legends:
1620, Her# 285, laurel crown without knot. KM#273.1
1621 and 1622. With knot. KM#273.2
1624. Several variations including our illustration , Her#292 with smaller portrait.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1620  (fr) Her#285
1621  date 621
1622  (fr) Her#287
1623  (fr) Her#288
1624  (fr) Her#290-291. KM#273.4
1624  Her#289. Fernandinus without II
1624  Her#292 smaller portrait

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