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Burg Hasegg & Hall Mint

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Built to protect the town the salt-mines and trade on the River Inn and also to guard the old salt route, Burg Hasegg dates from shortly after Hall received its charter.

Under Duke Siegmund and Emperor Maximilian I Burg Hasegg was enlarged into a showpiece castle.

Chronology:

1477 Sigismund transfers the provincial mint from Merano to Hall.
1486 the first silver coin, the "taler", is minted.
1567 the castle enjoys its most important period of prosperity: Archduke Ferdinand II moves the Hall Mint from the centre of Hall, from what was called the Sparberegg, to Burg Hasegg. At that time, the very first minting machine, now known as a roll press, is used.
1748 - 1768 17 million of the world-famous Maria-Theresien taler are minted and become an accepted currency throughout the world.
1809 production of coins ceases during the Tyrolean Wars of Liberation against France.
1975 Hall Mint is re-opened as the "Old Mint", creating a special 100-schilling coin to mark the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.
2003 the museum is completely renovated and renamed "Hall Mint".
Since then Hall Mint makes full use of its two exhibition areas and other new attractions. Nowadays, the specialist machinery is still used to produce contract mintings for companies, events and private celebrations.

Hall Mint & Burg Hasegg

Burg Hasegg
Burg Hasegg

The purpose of Burg Hasegg, built shortly after the town received its charter, was to protect te town, the salt mine, trade on the River Inn and also to guard the old roman road.

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