6 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I Vienna

6 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I (Vienna) -  obverse6 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I (Vienna) -  reverse

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Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1522-1530
Value 6 Kreuzer = ½ pfundner (0.1)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 2.96 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 94-103
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)


Crowned and armoured portrait to the right of Ferdinand I of Habsburg holding scepter, in a circle of pearls. Legend around for "Ferd. Princeps et Infans Hispaniae".



A cross divides in 4 quadrants, a shield in each quadrant, Austria on top, the 4 verticle bars of Aragon to the right, the shield of Burgundy below and the tower of Castilla to the left, all within a beaded circle. Legend, divided by the cross for "Archidux Austriae Dux Burgundiae"

Lettering: ARCHI / D• AVST/ DUX• BV/ RGUND


Ferdinand was the son of Philip I of Castilla (son of Maximilian I of Habsburg).
Markl mentions 10 types with differences in legends numbered Markl#94 to Markl#103: combinations of HIS, HISP, HISPA, and B/VRGVN, BV/RGVN, BV/RGVND and AVS, AVST.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1522-1530)  Wien - Markl #100

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