Austria (1521-31) 6 kreuzer

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70203
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This specimen was lot 70203 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $75. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. Tyrol. 6 Kreuzer, ND (1521-31). Hall Mint. Ferdinand I (1558-64). PCGS EF-40. Obverse: half-length bust of archduke Ferdinand holding scepter and sword, "FERDINAND PRINC ET FNF HI" around (should be "FERDINAND PRINC ET INF HISP"); reverse: long cross pattée, four shields in quarters, "ARCHID AVS DVX BVRGV" around. Issued for the archduke as Infante of Spain long before he became king of Hungary and Holy Roman Emperor. Lustrous, boldly struck with a few weak spots. From the Trebuchet Collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: cf. Moser & Tursky 89.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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