Hungary 1869-KB 20 krajczar

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2788
This specimen was lot 2788 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 60 CHF (about US$72 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 20 Kreuzer 1869 KB. Kremnitz. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Hungary, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, twenty kreuzer of 1869, Kremnitz mint. Extremely fine.)"
After the reorganization of the Hapsburg empire into the Dual Monarchy in 1867, Hungary received her own coinage separate from Austrian issues. In the aftermath of World War One, the Hapsburg monarchy collapsed and Hungary became independent but without her former territories in Slovakia, Transylvania and Croatia. This type was struck at Kremnitz (shown here) and Karlsburg 1868-69; the denomination ended 1870. It is the closest thing to a silver dime in the Hungarian series but is the wrong size and debased. One hundred krajczar (kreuzer) made a forint (florin).

Recorded mintage: 9,487,455.

Specification: 2.66 g, .500 fine silver, this specimen 2.72 g.

Catalog reference: KM 446.1, Herinek 696. Jaeckel 351 a.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019..
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 43: Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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