Burg Hasegg & Hall Mint
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.
|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.|