Austria 1759-KB kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4084
This specimen was lot 4084 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 70 CHF (about US$84 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Franz I. 1745-1765 Kreuzer 1759. Kremnitz K-B. FDC. (Holy Roman Empire, Francis I, 1745-65, kreuzer of 1759, Kremnitz mint. Uncirculated.)"
This tiny coin was 1/120 of a thaler. It was the last of the denomination struck in billon; later issues were copper. This type was struck 1747-60 at Hall (KM 1761.1), Vienna, Kremnitz (shown here), Graz and Nagybanya. This is a common date.

Recorded mintage: 266,000.

Specification: billon; this specimen is 0.74 g.

Catalog reference: KM 2009.1, Herinek 623. Huszar 1821.

Source:

  • 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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