Olmutz 1685 6 kreuzer
This type issued 1673-93 is among the common issues from this ecclesiastical state in Moravia, then part of Austria, now the Czech Republic. A similar six kreuzer with "SAS" at the bottom of the reverse (KM 236.3) was issued 1678-94. Twenty of these coins would have traded for a thaler. The second specimen was lot 70196 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $204. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Olmutz. 6 Kreuzer, 1685. Karl II von Liechtenstein-Castelcorn (1664-95). PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. Date split by double crowns on the reverse, denomination written as 'VI' below bust. Well struck and nicely centered, metallic luster with hints of peripheral toning."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-236.2.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018