eBay
  • Daily Deals
  • Collections
  • Get inspired!

Bidding has ended on this item.

 
Posts to:
Worldwide
Delivery:
Visit Shop:
coinworldtv
 
Posts to:
Worldwide

Details about  1788, Emperor Joseph II. Silver 1/4 Crown Thaler Coin. Kremnitz!

See original listing
1788, Emperor Joseph II. Silver 1/4 Crown Thaler Coin. Kremnitz!
1788-Emperor-Joseph-II-Silver-1-4-Crown-Thaler-Coin-Kremnitz
Item Ended
Item condition:
--not specified
Ended:
18 Apr, 2013 22:16:53 BST
Winning bid:
US $15.50
Approximately £9.67(including postage)
10 bids ]
Postage:
Will post to United Kingdom. Read item description or contact seller for postage options. | See details
Item location:
Europe, Austria

Description

eBay item number:
111050865483
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  11 Apr, 2013 22:25:39 BST  View all revisions
CoinWorldTV

1788, Emperor Joseph II. Silver 1/4 Crown Thaler Coin. Kremnitz!

Mint Year: 1788
Reference: KM-38.
Mint Place: Kremnitz (B)
Denomination: Quarter Crown Thaler (1/4 Kronenthaler).
Condition: �•x-jewellery (removed suspension loop), otherwise VF+
Diameter: 30mm
Material: Silver
Weight: 7.3gm

Obverse: Wreathed bust of Joseph II. Mint initial (B) below.
Legend: IOSEPH . II . D . G . R . I . S . A . GER . HIE . HVN . BOH . REX .
Exergue: B (Mintmark of Kremnitz)

Reverse:
Stylized Burgundian cross (cross of St. Andrew - Saint protector of Burgundian Dukes and the Habsburgs) behind fire iron and firestone in flames. Crowns of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia in fields around. Order of the Golden Fleece hanging on a burning diamond below.
Latin Legend: ARCH. AVST . DVX . BVRG . LOTH . BRAB . COM . FLAN . 1788 .

Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed. Bid with confidence!

Joseph Benedikt Anton Michael Adam (March 13, 1741 – February 20, 1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I. Joseph was a proponent of enlightened absolutism. He has substantially modernized his empire, introduced religious freedom and standard human rights for Jews, abolished serfdom and censorship, introduced a working network of hospitals, a new cadastre, a universal tax system, helped to expand manufacturing, and approved 6,000 additional decrees. Some of these reforms faced a vehement opposition by peasants and lords in several kingdoms and largely failed (e.g. in Hungary) but he gained immense popularity in other, more developed kingdoms, especially Bohemia where the name "Josef" became the most popular male first name.

The death of Maria Theresa on November 29, 1780, left Joseph free. He immediately directed his government on a new course. He proceeded to attempt to realize his ideal of enlightened despotism acting on a definite system for the good of all. The measures of emancipation of the peasantry which his mother had begun were carried on by him with feverish activity. The spread of education, the secularization of church lands, the reduction of the religious orders and the clergy in general to complete submission to the lay state, the issue of the Patent of Tolerance (1781) providing limited guarantee of freedom of worship, the promotion of unity by the compulsory use of the German language�everything which from the point of view of 18th century philosophy, the Age of Enlightenment, appeared "reasonable"�were undertaken at once. He strove for administrative unity with characteristic haste to reach results without preparation.

In addition, Joseph abolished serfdom in 1781. Later, in 1789, he decreed that peasants must be paid in cash payments rather than labor obligations. These policies were violently rejected by both the nobility and the peasants, since their barter economy lacked money.

Also he abolished the death penalty in 1787 and it remained until 1795.

Only 1$ shipping for each additional item purchased!

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.




Place bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Postage:
Import charges:
Your maximum bid:
Your maximum bid:
Please read the full listing. By clicking Confirm bid you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You will enter a binding contract.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Postage Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Cancel
Loading...
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
d
h
m
s
day
hour
hours
Free P&P
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
Increase maximum bid
Place bid
Confirm bid
Increase maximum bid
Cancel
Change bid
Close
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again.
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it.
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win.
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy it now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy it now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
day
hour
min
sec
days
hours
mins
secs
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Close
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.