Austria 1938 5 groschen

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23113
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23113 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $381.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic 5 Groschen 1938, MS62 NGC, rare date and grade, lightly toned with noticeable mint luster." This issue was struck 1931-38 and is common except for this date. We surmise the disruption of the Nazi anschluss prevented the issue of larger numbers of this coin.

Recorded mintage: 870,000.

Specification: copper nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 2846.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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