¼ Florin - Franz Joseph I

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Franz Joseph I (1848-1916)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1872-1875
Value 1/4 Florin (0.25)
Currency Austro-Hungarian gulden (decimalized, 1857-1892)
Composition Silver (.520)
Weight 5.345 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized 05-31-1893
References KM# 2217
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Laureate portrait facing right of Franz Joseph of Habsburg Lorraine. Legend around (starts 7h).

Lettering:
FRANC IOS I D G AVSTRIAE IMPERATOR
A

Translation: Franz Joseph I, by the grace of God, Austrian Emperor

Engraver: Friedrich Leisek

Reverse

Crowned double headed imperial eagle with arms of the House of Habsburg Lorraine and Austria. Legend around (starts 1h) for "Hungariae, Bohemiae, Galiciae, Lodomeriae, Illyriae, Rex, Archidux Austriae"

Lettering: HVNGAR BOHEM GAL 1/4 FL LOD ILL REX A A date

Translation: King of Hungary, Bohemia, Galicia and Lodomeria, Illyria, Archduke of Austria.

Engraver: Friedrich Leisek

Comments

Very similar to the previous, portrait slowly ageing, thicker sideburns.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1872  104,364
1873  48,016
1874 
1875  20,008

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