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3 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I Linz

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1556-1558
Value 3 Kreuzer - Reichsgroschen (1/20)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.1 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 560, Schult# 4191
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)
Deutsche Münzen aus der Zeit Karl V.
by Wolfgang Schulten
(Nümismatischer Verlag Schulten)

Obverse

Crowned portrait with beard of Ferdinand I in a beaded circle. Legend (starts 12h) for "Ferdinandus Dei Gratia Romanorum Ungariae Bohemiae Rex"

Lettering:
FERDINA D G RO HVN BO R
ou
FERDINA D G RO HVN BO REX

Reverse

Eagle, head facing left with halo, shield of Upper Austria (Oberösterreiche) on breast, within a beaded circle. Below, an orb with value. Legend around for "Infans Hispaniae, Archidux Austriae Dux Burgundiae".

Lettering:
INF HIS A (3) RCH AVS D B
ou HIS ou HISP

Comments

Markl mentions numerous variants foe legend and punctuation Markl#560 to Markl#586.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1556 
1557 
1558 

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