Austria 1879 florin

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Austria 1879 florin rev DSLR.jpg

The florin superseded the old half thaler and was struck 1857-92 with various busts of Franz Josef. This date is common but the reported mintage seems outsize.

Recorded mintage: 37,485,000.

Specification: 12.34 g, .900 fine silver, .357 troy oz AGW, 29.2 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 2222.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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