Austria 1776-IC FA 30 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4348
This specimen was lot 4348 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$712 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Maria Theresia, 1740-1780 30 Kreuzer 1776. Wien. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, thirty kreuzer of 1776, Vienna mint. Very fine-extremely fine.)"
The SCWC does not list any thirty kreuzer pieces for Maria Theresia tho they were obviously struck. The design notes that it contains 1/48 of a mark (234 g) of silver or about 4.87 g. The coin itself weighs more as it is only billon. In Austria of the eighteenth century, one thaler = 120 kreuzer, making this piece one quarter of a thaler. In Austria of the eighteenth century, one thaler = 120 kreuzer, making this piece one eighth of a thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 9.30 g.

Catalog reference: Eypeltauer 234, KM unlisted, similar to KM 1835.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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