Austria 1854-A 10 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4218
This specimen was lot 4218 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 120 CHF (about US$144 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA, Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 10 Kreuzer 1854 A. Wien. Vorzüglich-FDC. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, ten kreuzer of 1854, Vienna mint. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1852-55 at Vienna and Kremnitz. Older types were 3.89 g, .500 fine, but contained the same amount of silver. Before 1857, 120 kreuzer made a thaler. The last ten kreuzer was struck in 1872.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.16 g, .900 fine, this specimen 2.17 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 713, KM 2203.

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]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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