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    Outstanding Commemorative 2 Taler of Franz Joseph I

    Likely the Finest Extant

    Franz Joseph I 2 Taler 1857-A MS66 NGC, Vienna mint, KM2246.2 (incorrectly attributed on NGC holder). Mintage: 1,644. One-year type with laureate wreath tips pointing between AI of KAISER. A masterpiece set in silver and the full embodiment of originality with nearly flawless gray-toned surfaces that are highlighted by a cornucopia of rainbow-hued iridescent color. Intense magnified inspection confirms masterful engraving technique and strike execution on to the flan with decidedly prooflike reflectivity remaining apparent in the fields. We can imagine no finer specimen of this highly demanded type that was struck in celebration of the opening of the railway from Vienna to Trieste.

    From The Lexington Collection of Jonathan K. Kern.


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    August, 2014
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