Silesia 1692 6 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3934
This specimen was lot 3934 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Leopold I. 1657-1705 6 Kreuzer 1692. Breslau. Vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, 1657-1705, six kreuzer of 1692, Breslau mint. Extremely fine.)"
This type was issued for Silesia in 1672-93 and is inexpensive. Silesia fell to the Hapsburgs in 1526 on the extinction of the native Bohemian dynasty. Frederick the Great conquered it in the 1740's and it remained part of Prussia until 1945.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 3.18 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 1222, KM 507 (listed under Silesia).

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]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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