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½ Thaler - Joachim Ernst


Country Principality of Anhalt
(German states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1570-1580
Value 1/2 Taler (1/2)
Currency Thaler (1212-1570)
Composition Silver
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References MB# 22,
Standard Catalog of World Coins (pre-1600)
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Mann# 64
Anhaltische Münzen und Medaillen
by Johannes Mann
(Zentralantiquariat der Dt. Demokrat. Republik)


1/2-length armored figure 3/4 to right divides date, titles of Joachim II Ernst.


3 small shields of arms, 1 above 2, date below.

Lettering: FIAT + VOLVNTAS + TVA + DOMINE + …


Mintmaster Christian Gotter - Zerbst

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1570 MF
1572 MF (15)7Z/157Z
1580 CG 1580/(15)7Z
1580 Z 1580/(15)7Z

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Catalog Principality of Anhalt ½ Thaler - Joachim Ernst