¼ Thaler - Leopold I Hall

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Archduke Leopold I (1657-1705)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1665-1675
Value 1/4 Thaler (1/4)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 7.2 g
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 1173.1,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Her# 862,
Ludwig Herinek; 1970. Österreichische Münzprägungen. Münzhandlg Herinek, Vienna, Austria.
MT# 715
Heinz Moser, Heinz Tursky; 1977. Die Münzstätte Hall in Tirol / Band 1. 1477 - 1665. Haymon, Innsbruck, Austria.

Obverse

Young portrait right with slightly curled hair, lion head on shoulder, fractional value below divides the legend.

Lettering: LEOPOLDVS D G R (¼) I S A G H B REX

Reverse

Composite arms with small Tyrol shield at centre, chain of the Golden Fleece, beaded inner circle.

Lettering: ARCHIDV AVST DVX BV CO TYR

Mint

Hall, Tyrol, Austria

Comments

According to the type of portrait, mint date should be between 1665 and 1675. Later, the wig is curly.
The date of 1658 given by Krause is only the start of Leopold's reign. Very early types are more simple (see 15 Kreuzer coins).

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