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AUSTRIA. 1/2 Taler, 1770. Vienna Mint. Nikolaus Josef (1762-90). NGC MS-64.
KM-1. RARE type with a published mintage of only 500 pieces. Luminous in the fields with attractive olive tone sweeping over both sides.
Nikolaus Josef, Prince of Eszterhazy, was a Hungarian nobleman reputed to be richer than the Emperor himself. Granted the coinage right for his military services, he exercised it only in 1770 to mint this half Taler, a full Taler (Dav-1187) and a Ducat, all of which are rare.
From the Collection of Dr. James Eustace Bizzell, II.