1 Thaler - Ferdinand I Hall

1 Thaler - Ferdinand I (Hall) -  obverse1 Thaler - Ferdinand I (Hall) -  reverse

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Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1531-1547
Value 1 Thaler (1)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver (.938)
Weight 28.57 g
Diameter 40 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Dav EC IV# 8026,
European Crowns since 1800.
by John S. Davenport
(Galesburg 1974. (Spink & Son, Ltd))
MT# 114,
Die Münzstätte Hall in Tirol
by Heinz Moser, Heinz Tursky
Markl# 1577-1612
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)


Portrait half size of Ferdinand I young and without beard, facing right, with sceptre and sword, in a double circle. Legend around for "Ferdinandus Dei Gratia Romanorum Hungariae Bohemiae Dalmatiae Croatiae etc Rex"

Lettering: FERDI • D : G • RO • VNG • BOE • DAL • CRO • ZC • REX +


Eagle, head left, with shield part Castilla and part Austria, in a double circle. Legend around (starts 12h) for "Infans Hispaniae Archidux Austriae Dux Burgundiae".



Markl#1577 to Markl#1612: numerous variants for legend (FERD, FERDI, FERDIN, AVSTRIE, AVSTRIAE etc), punctuation (+ or rosette on top, . or : between the elements), portrait. Ex.

Photos Lanz Numismatik

There are of this posthumous currency minting made by instruction given by his son the Duke Ferdinand II, Count of Tyrol to 1572. Consequently manufacture and was made with the technique of laminating press roll
There are small details that distinguish the original from the Posthumous, the main one being the chain, with the posthumous collar of the Golden Fleece.

Another important detail is the handle of the sword, but worked in the posthumous:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1531-1547) 

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