Austria 1660-Hall 3 kreuzer

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UBS sale 85, lot 1269
This specimen was lot 1269 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 50 CHF (about US$57 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Erzherzog Ferdinand Karl, 1646-1662 Groschen (Dreier) 1660, Hall. Gekröntes, geharnischtes Brustbild zwischen der Jahreszahl nach rechts. Rv. Zwei Wappen nebeneinander, darunter in Kartusche die Wertzahl 3. Fast FDC." (Austria, archduke Ferdinand Charles, 1646-62, groschen of 1660, Hall mint. Obverse: Crowned, armored bust faces right, dividing date. Reverse: two shields, denomination in cartouche below.)
The UBS catalog called this a groschen but it is catalogued in the SCWC as a three kreuzer, of a type struck 1638-62 in large quantities.

Recorded mintage: 1,907,000.

Specification: silver (more likely billon), this specimen 1,70 g.

Catalog reference: M.T. vgl. 519, MzA p. 159, KM 852.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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