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1631-KB. HUNGARY. Ferdinand II (1619-37) Taler. Kremnitz Mint. DAV-3129. KM-75. Huszar-1179. Voglhuber-142. Nicely toned with luster amongst devices and legend. Often weakly struck as a type, toning over lustrous surfaces, with small natural planchet flaw in rim. Very tough to find in mint state. NGC MS-63.
1669. GERMAN STATES. Saxe-New-Gotha. Ernst I Taler. Obv: Bride and groom hold hands under a dove and the divine glory, Hebrew lettering of Jehovah, with rays descending on marriage of Ernst's son Frederick and Magdalena Sybilla of Weissenfels. Rev: 12-line inscription. KM-25; DAV-7449; Schnee 425; Steguweit 22. Extremely rare, Krause notes a mintage of just 747 pieces. Lovely olive and gold toning. NGC MS-62.
1693. German States. Henneberg-Ilmenau Taler. Mintmaster Sebastian Altmann. DAV 7481; KM-14; Müseler Supplement 56.6 / 4 a; Snow 619; Coll. Vogelsang 782 var. Issued to commemorate the yield of the mines in Ilmenau. Obv: Two ornamented helmets and crested shields of Saxony and Henneberg including mountain and metallurgical implements supported by miners. Rev: Crowned hen to the right, under the radiant name of Jehovah, in the section "Signatur BA". NGC AU-58.
1694. Salzburg. Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein (1687-1709) Taler. DAV-3510; KM-254. Obv: Saint behind arms. Lustrous with lovely iridescent toning. Rev: Madonna and child over
hatted arms. The classical epitome of Salzburg archiepiscopal issues, presented here with exceptional brightness, needle-sharp detail, and abounding watery luster. NGC MS-63.
Salzburg was the leading trade and religious center of the Austrian-Holy Roman Empire, and one of the most prolific and venerable of the "independent" coining entities.
Ex. Millennia Collection; Ex Irving Goodman Collection.
1788-A. Austria Netherlands. Joseph II. 1/2 Kronentaler. Vienna Mint. KM-34. Herinek: 194. Obv: Laureate portrait to the right. Legend around for "Iosephus II Dei Gratia Romanorum Imperator Semper Augustus Germaniae Hierosolymae Hungariae Bohemiaeque Rex". Rev: Burgundian cross divides three crowns, decorated with the Order of the Golden Fleece. Legend around for "Archidux Austriae Dux Burgundiae Lotharingiae Brabantiae Comes Flandriae". Beautiful patina. PCGS MS-63
1789. Austria Netherlands. Joseph II Kronenthaler. DAV-1284. KM-32. Brussels mint. Mintage of 356,000. Obv: Bust right, IOSEPH II D G R IMP. Rev: Floriated cross with 3 crowns in upper angles, ARCH AUST DUX BURG LOTH BRAB. An extremely sharp example with mottled silvery-gold patina, original mint luster, and charming angel face mintmark. A premium piece rarely seen in such high grade. PCGS MS-62.
1790. Austrian Netherlands. Belgium Insurrection. Florin. Brussels Mint. Mintage: 15,000. KM-48. Obverse: Lion
rampant r., In Unione Salus
"Salvation in Union". Reverse: Hands grasp a bundle of 11 arrows representing 11 provinces: East Flanders, West Flanders, Brabant, Hainault, Tournai, Namur, Luxembourg, Liège, Limburg, Antwerp and Mechelen. KM 48. Struck during the revolution against Emperor Joseph II's anti-clerical innovations in the church. A stunner and finest known. PCGS MS-67.
1790. Austrian Netherlands. Belgium Insurrection. Florin. Brussels Mint. Mintage: 25,000. KM-49. Obv: Lion rampant r., Domini est Regnum
"Our Kingdom is the Lord's". Rev. Two hands shaking, grasp a bundle of 11 arrows representing 11 provinces: East Flanders, West Flanders, Brabant, Hainault, Tournai, Namur, Luxembourg, Liège, Limburg, Antwerp and Mechelen. ET IPSE DOMINABITUR GENTIUM (and He Himself rules the nations.). Struck during the revolution against Emperor Joseph II's anti-clerical innovations in the church. A stunner and finest known. PCGS MS-66.
1794. Lobkowitz. Vienna Mint. Franz Josef Maximilian (1784-1816) Taler. Engraver: Josef Vinazer. Dav-1190; Unger-3814; Holzm-58; KM-11. Mintage: 300. Obv: Draped bust right. Legend (starts 7h) for "Franz Joseph Maximilian Princeps De Lobkowitz Dux Raudenensis Princeps Comites In Sternstein". Rev: 2 shields within crowned mantle. Legend for "Tutela Mariae Gabrielae Principissae Viduae De Lobkowitz Natae Principissae Sabaudiae Carignani Et Augustae Principissae De Lobkowitz". Very scarce private noble house issue with only 300 minted in total. PCGS AU-50.
Lobkowitz is still a noble family today. In fact, there is a palace in Vienna that was owned by the Lobkowitz family until 1980. It is presently the theater museum of the Austrian National Library. Franz Josef Maximilian is best known as Beethoven's patron.