Austria 1852-C 20 kreuzer KM-2210

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2778
This specimen was lot 2778 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$537 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 20 Kreuzer 1852 C. Prag Kopf nach links. Gutes vorzüglich. Leicht justiert. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, twenty kreuzer of 1852, Prague mint. Good extremely fine, Minor adjustment marks.)"
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 a scarce date.

Specification: 6.68 g, .583 fine silver, .125 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.62 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 668. Jaeckel 291; KM 2210.

Source:

  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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