Austria 1854-A 10 kreuzer
"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.
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