Hungary 1761-KB 17 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4037
This specimen was lot 4037 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 120 CHF (about US$144 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Maria Theresia, 1740-1780 17 Kreuzer 1761. Kremnitz. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, seventeen kreuzer of 1761, Kremnitz mint. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
We don't know what prompted the issue of this denomination, which competed with contemporary ten, fifteen and twenty kreuzer, but various types were issued 1751-65 from Vienna, Prague, Nagybanya, Kremnitz (shown here), Karlsburg, Hall and Graz. The issues of Nagybanya and Kremnitz show this Madonna reverse distinctive to Hungary. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 1,765,000.

Specification: 6.12 g, .542 fine silver, .106 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 6.11 g.

Catalog reference: KM 356.1, Herinek 1069.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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