Austrian Netherlands 1794-A kronenthaler Dav-1180
This type was struck in 1792-97 during the reign of Franz II, the last Holy Roman Emperor. This type is listed under the Austrian Netherlands (modern Belgium) even tho this specimen was struck in Vienna (mintmark "A"). Others are known from Prague (mintmark "C"), Karlsburg (mintmark "E"), Hall (mintmark "F"), Nagybanya (mintmark "G"), Gunzburg (mintmark "H") and Milan (mintmark "M") but none actually made in Brussels. The design bears the Burgundian cross on the reverse, so perhaps that is why this coin is filed there. The lower, Catholic part of the Netherlands was Spanish until 1714, when it passed to the Austrians, who lost it to Revolutionary France in 1797. After the fall of Napoleon in 1815, Belgium passed to the king of the Netherlands.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 29.44 g, .873 fine silver, .826 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Dav-1180, KM 62.1.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.