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1 Kippertaler of 150 - Ferdinand II Vienna

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand II (1619-1637)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1622-1623
Value 1 Thaler - 150 Kreuzer (150)
Currency Kipper-kreuzer (1620-1623)
Composition Silver (.320)
Weight 24 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 423,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Her# 629-637
Österreichische Münzprägungen
by Ludwig Herinek
(Eigenverlag)

Obverse

Portrait with ruffled collar right, circle. Value in Kreuzer below in legend.

Lettering: FERDINANDVS II (150) D G R I S A G H B REX

Translation:
FERDINANDVS II D(ei) G(ratia) R(omanorum) I(mperator) S(emper) A(ugustus) G(ermaniae) H(ungariae) B(ohemiae) REX
= Ferdinand II, by the Grace of God, Roman Emperor, Ever Exalted (Revered), King of Germany, Hungary and Bohemia

Reverse

Imperial eagle with small Austria and Burgundy shield at centre. Mint mark below in legend.

Lettering: ARCHID AVS DVX // BVR CO TYR date

Translation:
ARCHID(ux) AVS(triae) DVX BVR(gundiae) CO(mes) TYR(olis)
= Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Count of Tyrol

Comments

Coin of the "kipper" devaluation period. Fineness was as low as .320 for those 150 Talers in Prague in 1621.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1622  (fr) oiseau
1622 ⋀ (fr) chevron
1622 ✿ (fr) rosette
1623 

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