Austria 1848-A 2 kreuzer
This specimen was lot 22260 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. 2 Kreuzer, 1848-A. Franz Joseph I. PCGS MS-65 Brown Gold Shield. Sharply struck with glossy surfaces and considerable mint red." It was also lot 22260 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $204. Altho this is a one year type, it is common. Francis Joseph took the throne in 1848, replacing his epileptic uncle, Ferdinand.
Recorded mintage: 7,755,000.
Catalog reference: KM-2188.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.