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1 Ducat - Ferdinand I Siege coinage

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1529
Value 1 Ducat (2.25)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Gold
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Square - Klippe
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 276-286,
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)
Fr# 22
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)

Obverse

Head right dividing the date above the legend.

Lettering:
15 Z9
TVRK BLE
GERT WI
EN

Reverse

4 shields around a St Andrew's cross, Austria, Castilla, Hungary, Bohemia.

Comments

Minted during the first siege of Vienna by the Ottomans in September-October 1529 under Soleiman.
Several variants of legend are documented by Markl.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1529  15Z9

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