Austria 1852-A 20 kreuzer KM-2210

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4212
This specimen was lot 4212 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 180 CHF (about US$216 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA, Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 20 Kreuzer 1852 A. Wien Kopf nach links. FDC. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, twenty kreuzer of 1852, Vienna mint, head to left. Uncirculated.)"
The twenty kreuzer shown here was struck in 1852 at Vienna and Prague. A redesigned type (KM 2211, bust right) was struck 1852-56 at four mints. It was 4.32 g, .900 fine silver, and had the same amount of silver. The "bust right" type is common in all grades.

Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.

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

Catalog reference: Herinek 667, KM 2210.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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