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1 Kreuzer - Sigismund the Rich

1 Kreuzer - Sigismund the Rich -  obverse 1 Kreuzer - Sigismund the Rich -  reverse

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Features

Country County of Tyrol
(Austrian states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1460-1490
Value 1 Kreuzer (1/60)
Metal Silver (.500)
Weight 0.82 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References MT# 38, MT# 34, MT# 52
Die Münzstätte Hall in Tirol
by Heinz Moser, Heinz Tursky
(Haymon)

Obverse

Double cross in 2 circles, the largest divides the legend. A small cross before the name. Eventually 4 pointed stars within the inner circle and in legend.

Lettering: +SI GIS MUN DUS

Reverse

Tyrol crowned eagle head to the left within a beaded circle. Legend around.

Lettering: COMES TIROL

Comments

Sigismund of Austria, Archduke of Further Austria (26 October 1427 – 4 March 1496) was a Habsburg archduke of Austria and ruler of Tirol from 1446 to 1490.
Those coins were minted in Meran (see MT#34, South Tyrol, present Merano in Italy) until 1477 when the mint was transferred to Hall (e.g. MT#38). The 4 pointed stars are controls, the 3 stars indicate Méran mint. The coins minted in Hall and meran may be difficult to distinguish. The double points at the crown of the eagle are attributed to Konrad Michelfelder (1477-1482) in Hall, as the 5 petal rosette with 2 points. The coin of the sheet is probably Méran, the following coin is attributed to Hall:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1460-1477)  (fr) Méran
ND (1460-1490)  (fr) indéterminée
ND (1477-1490)  (fr) Hall

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