¼ Kreuzer - Franz Joseph I


Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Franz Joseph (1848-1916)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1851
Value 1/4 Kreuzer (1/240)
Currency Austro-Hungarian gulden (1754-1857)
Composition Copper
Weight 1.37 g
Diameter 17.5 mm
Thickness 0.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1858
References KM# 2180,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
ÉH# 1450,
Magyar Éremhatározó
by Emil Unger
(Ajtósi Dürer Kiadó)
H# 2191-2193,
Münzkatalog Ungarn
by Huszár Lajos
Adamo# M1
Magyar Érme Katalógus 1892-2008
by Adamovszky, István
(Adamo, Budapest, 2009.)


Crowned imperial double-headed eagle, on the breast the arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with collar of the Golden Fleece, carrying a sword and the imperial orb. Legend around for "Kaiserliche und Königliche Östereichische Scheidemünze" (Imperial and Royal Austrian, a Scheidemünze is a common coin for which the metal is worth less than the face value).


Engraver: Josef Schmitt


Fractionnary value and date below a line


Engraver: Josef Schmitt




1851 B was minted in the years 1851 - 1853 and then again in 1856. Mintage given is for the whole minting time.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1851 A 1.67 4.51
1851 B 9,637,432 4.28 H#2191
1851 C
1851 E H#2192
1851 G H#2193

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