½ Batzen - Charles V / Ferdinand I

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1835-1848)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1519-1521
Value 1/2 Batzen - 2 Kreuzer (1/30)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Schult# 4089
Wolfgang Schulten; 1974. Deutsche Münzen aus der Zeit Karl V. Typenkatalog der Gepräge zwischen dem Beginn der Talerprägung (1484) und der dritten Reichsmünzordnung (1559). Nümismatischer Verlag Schulten, Frankfurt, Germany.

Obverse

Austrian shield divides the letters WH (Wiener Hausgenossen). Small shield with a cross below in legend.

Lettering: ARCHIDVX AV // STRIE date

Reverse

Shields of Styria, Carinthia (Kärnten) and Tyrol.

Lettering: STIRIE CARINTH TYROLIS

Comments

Minted during the interregnum that followed the death of Maximilian I, under Emperor Karl V but government by Ferdinand I. The Le Wiener hausgenossen was a gremium of 48 Vienese founded in 1193 in chrge of the coinage. It was suppressed by Ferdinand I  on the 7th of june 1522.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1519 
1520 
1521 

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