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½ Thaler - Ferdinand I Vienna

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1520-1555
Value 1/2 Thaler (1/2)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 14.3 g
Diameter 32 mm
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 58-61
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)

Obverse

Crowned young portrait half size without beard facing left in a beaded circle, sceptre at left hand. Legend around (starts at 12h) for "Ferdinandus Dei Gratia Romanorum Hungariae Bohemiae Dalmatiae Croatiae Rex".

Lettering: FERDINAND D G RO VNG BOE DA C REX

Reverse

Eagle, head facing left with halo, in a beaded circle with composite arms, 1 ancient Hungary, 2 Bohemia, 3 Austria and ancient Burgundy, and 4 Spain with Castilla and Leon. A small shield of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) divides the legend below. Legend (starts at 12h) for "Infans Hispaniae Archidux Austriae Dux Burgundiae".

Lettering: INF HISPA ARCHI // D AVST DUX BVRG

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1520-1555) 

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