Austria 1781-B 20 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4096
This specimen was lot 4096 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Joseph II. 1765-1790 20 Kreuzer 1781 B. Kremnitz. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, twenty kreuzer of 1781, Kremnitz 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. This one, struck for Joseph II as sole ruler, is known for 1781-90 from Vienna, Kremnitz (shown here), Karlsburg, Prague, Nagybanya and Hall. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 3,367,000.

Specification: 6.68 g, .583 fine silver, .125 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 6.64 g.

Catalog reference: KM 2068.2, Herinek 226. Huszar 1877.


  • 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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