Austria 1790-S kreuzer
This specimen was lot 1246 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA: Joseph II, 1765-1790, AE kreuzer, 1790-S. PCGS graded MS64 RD." This type is listed for 1780-90 from eight mints, including Smollnitz, shown here. It is noted as common in all grades. The SCWC lists this type as billon, which strains credulity for the lowest of all Austrian denomination; the specimen here is clearly copper.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-2056.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.