Transylvania 1779-HS 20 kreuzer
"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.
- Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.