Austria 1560 3 kreuzer
This specimen was lot 42082 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $117.50. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. 3 Kreuzer, 1560. Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1558-64). PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Unusually clear portrait with clear legends and date. For the type, exceptionally well preserved and fully original." Altho the thalers remain the focus of collector interest and are the best documented issues, the Habsburgs issued a full panoply of minor coinage, many obscure and likely very rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: AB-1526.
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- Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.