Transylvania 1779-HS 20 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4066
This specimen was lot 4066 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Maria Theresia, 1740-1780 20 Kreuzer 1779. Karlsburg. Vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, twenty kreuzer of 1779, Karlsburg mint. Extremely fine.)"
Twenty kreuzer were minted 1754-97 for Francis I, Maria Theresia, Joseph II, Leopold II and Francis II from all the imperial mints in a bewilderingly array of varieties. This type of 1773-80 is marked by the Transylvanian arms on the eagle's breast on the reverse. It is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: 6.68 g, .583 fine silver, .125 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 6.59 g.

Catalog reference: KM 656 (listed under Transylvania), Herinek 962.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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