Austria 1816-A kreuzer
This specimen was part of lot 23133 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), which sold for $399.50. The catalog description noted, "MIXED LOTS. Three Certified World Coins, 1816-63. NGC SP-64 to MS-65. KM-2113, KM-665, KM-40. A lucrative offering of high grade minor coinage. Beginning with an 1816 Austrian Kreuzer in MS-65 RB, followed by an 1816 Great Britain 6 Pence in MS-65 with a super strike and lovely light iridescent toning. The lot is completed with a specimen struck 1863-H Haiti 10 Centimes in SP-65 BN with some of the most sensational toning you will ever see on a bronze coin. Close inspection of this coin alone should prove to make this an irresistible lot. A grouping that is sure to please with an estimated retail value of at least $500. Inspection advised." This coin is noted from Vienna (A), Kremnica (B), Karlsburg (E), Gunzburg (G), Oravicza (O) and Schmollnitz (S). All are dated 1816 but the SCWC notes that this type was struck until 1852 with a frozen date. It is common. One thaler = 120 kreuzer.
Recorded mintage: unknown but probably in excess of 50 million.
Specification: 8.69 g, copper, 26.6 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 2113.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.