½ Kreuzer - Franz Joseph I

½ Kreuzer - Franz Joseph I -  obverse ½ Kreuzer - Franz Joseph I -  reverse


Country Austria - Habsburg
Type Common coin
Year 1851
Value 1/2 Kreuzer (1/120)
Metal Copper
Weight 2.7 g
Diameter 19.7 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30-09-1863
References KM# 2181
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Crowned imperial double-headed eagle, on the breast the arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with collar of the Golden Fleece, carrying a sword and the imperial orb. Legend around for "Kaiserliche und Königliche Östereichische Scheidemünze" (Imperial and Royal Austrian, a Scheidemünze is a common coin for which the metal is worth less than the face value).


Engraver: Johann Weiss


Fractionnary value and date


Engraver: Johann Weiss




1851 B was minted between 1851 - 1856

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1851 A
1851 B 27,733,000
1851 C 100
1851 E
1851 G rare

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