Austria 1747-WI 6 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4080
This specimen was lot 4080 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 100 CHF (about US$120 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Franz I. 1745-1765 6 Kreuzer 1747. Wien W-I. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Holy Roman Empire, Francis I, 1745-65, six kreuzer of 1747, Vienna mint. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This tiny coin was one fortieth of a thaler. It was the last of the denomination until the 1790's. This type was struck 1747-48 at Hall, Vienna (shown here) and Prague. This is a common date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.29 g, .438 fine silver; this specimen is 3.31 g.

Catalog reference: KM 2018, Herinek 526.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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