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½ Thaler - Ferdinand I

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1835-1848)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1837-1848
Value 1/2 Thaler (1)
Currency Austro-Hungarian gulden (1754-1857)
Composition Silver (.833)
Weight 14.03 g
Diameter 30.1 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 2225
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Laureate portrait facing right. Legend around (starts 7h) for "F. Dei Gratia Austriae Imperator Hungariae Bohemiae Rex Hujus Nominis Quintus"

Lettering:
FERD•I•D•G•AVSTR•IMP•HVNG•BOH•R•H•N•V•
A

Translation: Ferdinand I, by the grace of God, Austrian Emperor, King of Hungary, Bohemia, fifth of that name.

Reverse

Crowned double headed imperial eagle with value at center. Legend (starts 1h) for "Rex Lombardiae et Venetiae Dalmatiae Galiciae Lodomeriae Illyriae, Archidux Austriae"

Lettering: REX•LOMB•ET•VEN•DALM• GAL•LOD•ILL•A•A•1841•

Translation: King of Lombardy and Venetia, Dalmatia, Galicia and Lodomeria, Illyria, Archduke of Austria.

Edge

Smooth with inscribed text

Lettering: RECTA – TVERI

Comments

Ferdinand I of Austria was king of Bohemia under the name Ferdinand V (see "Hujus Nominis V" in the legend).  "König von Ungarn und Böhmen, dieses Namens der Fünfte", in german.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1837 A
1838 A
1839 A
1840 A
1841 A
1842 A
1843 A
1844 A
1845 A
1846 A
1847 A
1848 A 3,964

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