Olmutz 1670 3 kreuzer

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6067
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This specimen was lot 6067 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $141. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. Olmutz. 3 Kreuzer, 1670. Karl II von Liechtenstein-Castelcorn (1664-95). NGC MS-65. Attractive and fresh surfaces packed with original luster and graced with pleasing golden toning in the legends. A lovely little gem with good eye appeal." Two different three kreuzer are listed for this period: KM 227.1 (small bust), listed for 1664-69 and KM 227.2 (large bust), listed for 1665-73; both are common. This ecclesiastical state was in Moravia, then part of Austria, now the Czech Republic.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver (more likely billon).

Catalog reference: KM-227.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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