¼ Florin - Franz Joseph I


Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Franz Joseph (1848-1916)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1857-1859
Value 1/4 Florin = 25 Kreuzer (0.25)
Currency Austro-Hungarian gulden (decimalized, 1857-1892)
Composition Silver (.520)
Weight 5.345 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 05-31-1893
References KM# 2213
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Wreathed head of the young Francis Joseph right.


Translation: Franciscus Iosephus I Dei Gratia Austriae Imperator (Franz Joseph I, by the Grace of God, Emperor of Austria)

Engraver: Josef Daniel Böhm


Austrian imperial double headed eagle with coat of arms at chest, holding sword, imperial staff and orb.

¼ FL

Translation: Hungariae, Bohemia, Lombardiae et Venetiae, Gallitiae, Lodomeriae, Illiriae Rex, Austriae Archidux (King of Hungary, Bohemia, Lombardy and Venice, Galicia, Lodomeria and Illyria, Archduke of Austria)

Engraver: Franz Gaul



Lettering: VIRIBVS * ~ * ~ * VNITIS * ~ * ~ *

Translation: Strength United


Mint Marks:
"A": Wien (Vienna, Austria)
"B": Kremnitz (Kremnica, Slovakia)
"E": Karlsburg (Alba Iulia, Romania)
"M": Mailand (Milano, Italy)
"V": Venedig (Venice, Italy)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1857 A 4% Mintage shared with 1858 A
1857 B 0.00% Mintage shared with 1858 B
1857 E 0.00% Mintage shared with 1858 E
1857 M 0.00% Mintage shared with 1858 M
1857 V 1.2% Mintage shared with 1858 V
1858 A 31,196,724 7.98 15.15 77%
1858 B 2,982,089 8%
1858 E 1,978,874 2%
1858 M 824,088 2%
1858 V 2,362,940 4%
1859 M 27,415,267 6% Mintage shared with 1859 M KM# 2214

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