Pfunder - Ferdinand I Vienna

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1520-1527
Value 12 Kreuzer = Zwölfer = Pfunder (1/5)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 66-83
  • Moriz Markl; 1896. Die münzen, medaillen und Prägungen mit Namen und Titel Ferdinand I. / Band 1. Text. Verlag der Verfasser Prag Haase, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia.
  • Moriz Markl; 1896. Die münzen, medaillen und Prägungen mit Namen und Titel Ferdinand I. / Band 2. Abbildungen. Verlag der Verfasser Prag Haase, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia.

Obverse

Crowned young portrait of Ferdinand I without beard in a beaded circle. Legend around (starts 12h). "Ferdinandus Princeps et Infans Hispaniae"

Lettering:
FERDINAND PRINC ET INFANS HISP
ou HIS ou HISPANI ou HISPAN

Reverse

Composite arms with at 1 and 4, arms of Austria (Austria, Lower Austria, ancient Burgundy and Styria, a small Tyrolean eagle at center), and 2 and 3 arms of Spain (Castilla, Léon, Aragón and Navarra). Date above, within a beaded circle.

Lettering:
ARCHIDVX AVSTRIE DVX BVRGVN
ou BVRGVND ou BVRGVNDI ou BVRGVNDIE

Mint

Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

Comments

Numerous variants for legend and punctuation. Ex. with HISPAN on obverse in 1524:

Images https://www.hdrauch.com/site/de/index.php?lang=en

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1520  (fr) Markl#66
1522  (fr) Markl#67
1524  (fr) Markl#68
1526  (fr) Markl#69 à Markl#73
1527  (fr) Markl#74 à Markl#83

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