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3 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I Linz

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand I (1519-1564)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1556-1558
Value 3 Kreuzer - Reichsgroschen (1/20)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.1 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Markl# 560,
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
(A. Haase)
Schult# 4191
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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Catalog Austria - Habsburg 3 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I (Linz)