Austria 1763-KB 20 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4087
This specimen was lot 4087 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 90 CHF (about US$108 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Franz I. 1745-1765 20 Kreuzer 1763. Kremnitz K-B. Fast FDC. (Holy Roman Empire, Francis I, 1745-65, twenty kreuzer of 1763, Kremnitz mint. About uncirculated.)"
Twenty kreuzer were minted 1754-97 for Francis I, Maria Theresia, Joseph II, Leopold II and Francis II from all the imperial mints in a bewilderingly array of varieties. Twenty kreuzer made one-sixth of a thaler. This one, struck for Francis I, is known for 1754-65 from Vienna, Kremnitz (shown here), Prague, Nagybanya and Hall. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 6.68 g, .583 fine silver, .125 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 6.69 g.

Catalog reference: KM 2028, Herinek 325. Huszar 1797.


  • 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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