Austria 1856-A 20 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4219
This specimen was lot 4219 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 225 CHF (about US$270 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA, Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 20 Kreuzer 1856 A. Wien. FDC. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, twenty kreuzer of 1856, Vienna mint, Uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1852-56 at four mints and is common. Older types were 6.68 g, .583 fine, but contained the same amount of silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.32 g, .900 fine silver, .125 troy oz ASW, this specimen 4.32 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 674, KM 2211.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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