Austria 1828-A 5 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4181
This specimen was lot 4181 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$360 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA, Franz II. (I.), 1792-1835 5 Kreuzer 1828 A. Wien. Vorzüglich. Leicht justiert. (empire of Austria, Francis I, 1792-1835, five kreuzer of 1828, Vienna mint. Extremely fine. Minor adjustment marks.)"
This denomination, 1/24 of a thaler, was struck in various types 1815-67. This one, with the short haired bust of emperor Francis I, was issued from Vienna and Kremnitz 1825-30. Few were made and the type is now scarce.

Recorded mintage: 53,000.

Specification: 2.33 g, .438 fine silver, this specimen 2.22 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 934, KM 2124.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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