Austria 1780-C IVS IK 20 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4072
This specimen was lot 4072 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, Maria Theresia, 1740-1780 20 Kreuzer 1780. Prag IVS.-I.K. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, twenty kreuzer of 1780, Prague mint. Extremely fine-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 Maria Theresia, is known for 1767-80 from Vienna, Kremnitz, Karlsburg and Prague (shown here).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.68 g, .583 fine silver, .125 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 6.63 g.

Catalog reference: KM 800 (listed under Bohemia), Herinek 944.


  • 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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