Austria 1885 florin
This specimen was lot 6061 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $211.50. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Florin, 1885. PCGS MS-66 Secure Holder. Packed with full satin luster without interruption or signs of handling. Some speckled light golden orange toning in peripheries. The finest certified example." The florin superseded the old half thaler and was struck 1857-92 with various busts of Franz Josef.
Recorded mintage: 3,395,000.
Specification: 12.34 g, .900 fine silver, .357 troy oz AGW, 29.2 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-2222.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.