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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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Her# 862,
Österreichische Münzprägungen
by Ludwig Herinek
(Eigenverlag)
MT# 715
Die Münzstätte Hall in Tirol
by Heinz Moser, Heinz Tursky
(Haymon)

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

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1665-1675) 

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