Austria 1814-A 20 kreuzer
The first specimen was lot 1042 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $105.75. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA: Franz I, 1806-1835, AR 20 kreuzer, Vienna, 1814-A, Unc." The second specimen was lot 1047 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $111.63. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA: Franz I, 1804-1835, AR 20 kreuzer, 1814-A, small bust of Francis I right within wreath, FRANCISCVS I D. G. AVST. IMPERATOR // Austrian coat of arms, HVN : BOH : GAL : REX A : A : LO : WI : ET IN FR : D :, NGC graded MS65." This type was struck 1811-16 at Vienna (A), Kremnitz (B), Prague (C), Karlsburg (E) and Gunzburg (G). The 1814-A is a common date.
Recorded mintage: unknown but likely over a million.
Specification: 6.68 g, .583 fine silver, the first specimen 6.68 g.
Catalog reference: KM-2142.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.