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3 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I Vienna

3 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I (Vienna) -  obverse 3 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I (Vienna) -  reverse

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Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1530-1554
Value 3 Kreuzer (1/20)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 0.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 105-140, Schult# 4128
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)
Deutsche Münzen aus der Zeit Karl V.
by Wolfgang Schulten
(Nümismatischer Verlag Schulten)

Obverse

Crowned portrait without beard facing right in a beaded circle, of Ferdinand I of Habsburg. Legend (start 12h) "Ferdinandus Dei Gratia Romanorum Ungariae Bohemiae Rex"

Lettering:
FERDINAN•D•G•RO•VNG•BO•REX
ou BO RE

Translation: Ferdinand, by the Grace of God, King of the Romans, of Hungary and Bohemia

Reverse

An eagle, head facing right, with halo, with the coat-of-arms of Austria. The legend incorporates the four end bits of a teutonic cross, "Infans Hispaniae, Archidux Austriae".

Lettering: INF•HI•ARCHID•AVST

Comments

Ferdinand I was son of the Spanish king and brother of Charles V. He was Holy Roman Emperor only after 1558, but king of Bohemia and Hungary from 1526, and elected King of the Romans in 1531.
Many variants for the legend and the punctuation.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
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1534 
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1549 
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1554 

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