1829-A. Lower Austria. Holy Roman Emperor Francis II (1804-1835) Taler. Vienna mint. DAV-9. KM-2163, Herinek-347. Simply a gorgeous specimen, the pristine nature of both faces clearly suggesting that the offering has been lovingly cared for since not long after it left the mint. Hardly admitting a stray mark, the reverse is so fresh as to make the viewer forget he is looking at a piece struck nearly two centuries ago. NGC MS-66.
Ex. Cape Coral Collection (Heritage Auction #3089, January 2021, Lot 30054); Grundy Collection (Heritage Auction #3004, January 2009, Lot 20202)
1830-A. Lower Austria. 39mm, 28.06gr. Holy Roman Emperor Francis II (1804-1835) Taler. Vienna Mint. DAV-121. KM-417.1. Herinek 358. J. 202. A seldom encountered one year type with the Emperor on the obverse and Madonna and Child on the reverse. Obv: Laureated bust of Francis I of Austria with short hairstyle right. Mint initial (A) of the Vienna mint below. Legend: FRANC . I . D . G . AVST . IMP . HVNG . B . L . V . G . L . IL . REX . A . A . Rev: Crowned Madonna, holding scepter, orb and child, seated in clouds and stepped on crescent below. Legend: S . MARIA MATER DEI - PATRONA HVNG . Scarce one year type struck for Hungary. NGC MS-62.