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½ Batzen - Charles V / Ferdinand I

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1519-1521
Value 1/2 Batzen - 2 Kreuzer (1/30)
Composition Silver
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Schult# 4089
Deutsche Münzen aus der Zeit Karl V.
by Wolfgang Schulten
(Nümismatischer Verlag Schulten)

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1519 
1520 
1521 

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