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Austria Olmutz 3 and 6 Kreuzer  1664 to 1670
Austria Olmutz 3 and 6 Kreuzer 1664 to 1670

This coin comes from bishopric Austria, specifically the town of Olmutz (Olomouc) in Moravia (now Czech Republic). The term bishopric refers to an area historically most common within the Holy Roman Empire where a bishop held the secular authority. In this case, the bishop was Karl (Carolus) II von Liechtenstein (1664 to 1695).

The coin in our picture comes from Dirk Loebbers in Wettringen, Germany where it is on sale for 85 euros (about $110 US dollars). Dirk's coin is in great shape and commands therefore a good price. Many of these coins you see are in far worse condition, and are worth much less.

The coin in the picture is a 3 kreuzer, indicated by the (3) in parenthesis on Karl II's side. A 6 kreuzer would have a (6) or (VI). Both coins are about the same size.

Approximate catalog values:

3 KREUZER
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $70

6 KREUZER
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $85
well preserved: $165

Apply the concepts on our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

CoinQuest thanks Dirk Loebbers for use of his coin image.

Coin: 13111 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: wilson, Fri, 23-Nov-2012 02:04:54 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 23-Nov-2012 14:44:52 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 09-Nov-2014 03:17:11 GMT
Requester description: 1664 carolvs dg epvs xv olomvcensis* 91 princhpsrhg ca bo gomhs 16 hard to say about the pattern on the back but theres a guy on the front of it
Tags: austria olmutz 3 6 kreuzer oesterreichische austriae ostereich austraiia avstri austriam osterriech austriacum osterreich avst avstria austrain avstriae austrie austr austrian sterreich oesterreich austro aust osterreichische avstr carolvs carol dg epvs xv olomvcensis princhpsrhg ca bo gomhs 16 front karolus karolvs charles karol carolu charlie carolvsvidg carolus boa circle shield circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields coat arms coats crests insignia crested crest creast

  

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