3 Kreuzer - Franz I


Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Franz I of Lorraine (1745-1765)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1750-1763
Value 3 Kreuzer (1/20)
Currency Austro-Hungarian gulden (1754-1857)
Composition Billon
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 2015.1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Portrait right, legend around (starts 8h).

Lettering: FRANC D G R I // S A GE IER REX

FRANC(iscus) D(ei) G(ratia) R(omanorum) I(mperator) S(emper) A(ugustus) GER(maniae) IER(onimus) REX
"Francis, by the Grace of God, Holy Roman Emperor, Ever Exalted (Revered), King of Germany and Jerusalem"


Double headed imperial eagle with arms of Lorraine and Tuscany, value below between the tail feathers, mint marks divided.

Lettering: IN TE DOMINE // 3 // SPERAVI date X

"In Thee, O Lord, have I put my trust"
* The legend is a quote from the Nuptual Mass Offertory (Psalm 31:15-16)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1750 HA
1752 HA
1752 WI
1753 HA 384,000
1753 WI
1754 HA 113,000
1754 WI
1755 HA 90,000
1755 WI
1756 HA 121,000
1756 WI
1759 HA 29,000
1760 HA 102,000
1761 HA 497,000
1762 HA
1763 HA 125,000

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