Eggenberg 1677 3 kreuzer

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Jean Elsen sale 135, lot 1269
This specimen was lot 1269 in Jean Elsen sale 135 (Brussels, December 2017), where it sold for €240 (about US$333 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, EGGENBERG, Johann Christian (1664-1710), AR 3 Kreuzer, 1677, Krummau (Krumlov). D/ B. cuir. à d. R/ Ecu couronné. Rare. Très Beau à Superbe. (Holy Roman Empire, principality of Eggenberg, John Christian, 1664-1710, silver three kreuzer of 1677, Krummau mint. Obverse: armored bust to right; reverse: crowned arms. Rare, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The SCWC records two three kreuzer types: KM 19, struck 1647 and 1649, and KM 52, struck 1677. The dukes of Eggenberg were Austrian noblemen awarded the mint right for their services to the emperor. They must have exercised it to the utmost as this type is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 1,67 g.

Catalog reference: Polivka 44; Don. 3327, KM 52.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 135, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.

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