Austria 1823-A 20 kreuzer

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Künker sale 335, lot 4804
This specimen was lot 4804 in Künker sale 335 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €80 (about US$105 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH. Franz I. 1804-1835. 20 Kreuzer 1823, A, Wien. Prachtexemplar. Erstabschlag, fast Stempelglanz. (Holy Roman Empire, Francis I, 1804-35, twenty kreuzer of 1823, Vienna mint. Cabinet piece, first strike, about uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1817-24 at seven mints, including Vienna (A, shown here), Kremnitz (B), Prague (C), Karlsburg (E), Gunzburg (G), Milan (M) and Venice (V). The last 20 kreuzer was struck in 1872.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 6.68 g, 0583 fine silver, this specimen 6.66 g.

Catalog reference: KM 2143, J. 188.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 335: Bracteates from Upper Swabia and the area of the Lake Constance | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the Dr. Karl Walter Bach Collection of coins of the Austrian nobility, Special collections of Bavaria, Lubeck, Wurttemberg as well as siege coins from the Eberhard Link Collection. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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