1 Thaler - Ferdinand I Linz

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1542-1545
Value 1 Thaler (1)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 28.6 g
Diameter 40 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Dav ECT# 8016,
John Stewart Davenport; 1964. European Crowns and Talers Since 1800 (2nd edition in one volume of "European Crowns sinc). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
Markl# 378-408
  • Moriz Markl; 1896. Die münzen, medaillen und Prägungen mit Namen und Titel Ferdinand I. / Band 1. Text. Verlag der Verfasser Prag Haase, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia.
  • Moriz Markl; 1896. Die münzen, medaillen und Prägungen mit Namen und Titel Ferdinand I. / Band 2. Abbildungen. Verlag der Verfasser Prag Haase, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia.

Obverse

Portrait in armour of Ferdinand I young and without beard, facing left, with sceptre and sword, in a beaded circle. Vertical date left.

Lettering: FERDINAND D G ROM VNG BOE DAL CRA RE

Reverse

Eagle, head left with halo, composite shield part of Hungary, Bohemia, Austria/Burgundy and Castilla/Leon, in a beaded circle. Small shield of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) in the legend below.

Lettering: INF HISPA ARCHIDVX // AVSTRIE DUX BVRGVN +

Comments

Many variants of legend and punctuation referenced by Markl for each year. E.g. for 1542:

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1542  (fr) 4Z
1543 
1544 
1545 

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