Olmutz 1685 6 kreuzer

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from the Razorback Collection
Olmutz 1685 6 kreuzer rev Raz.jpg
from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70196
perhaps the same specimen

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[1] 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.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-236.2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018

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