Austria 1561-Hall 10 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3805
This specimen was lot 3805 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 100 CHF (about US$120 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Ferdinand I. 1521-1564 10 Kreuzer 1561. Hall. Sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, ten kreuzer of 1561, Hall mint. Very fine.)"
This three kreuzer was issued was Ferdinand was still merely king of Rome rather than Holy Roman Emperor. He adopted a beard about 1550 and all his coinage thereafter shows him hirsute.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 4.02 g.

Catalog reference: MT 149.


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

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