Austria Salzburg 2 Kreuzer (1/2 Batzen)  1697 to 1708
Austria Salzburg 2 Kreuzer (1/2 Batzen) 1697 to 1708

Johann Ernst (IO ERN) was ruler of the Archdiocese (ARCHIEPISCOPAL) of Salzburg, Austria from 1687 to 1709. He issued many large-sized coins known as thalers but this coin is a small denomination 2 kreuzer or 1/2 batzen. There are 4 kreuzer in a batzen and 120 kreuzer in a thaler.

Given a choice, most collectors will go for the large denominations if they can afford them. This leaves the kreuzer and batzen in the dust. Typical catalog values for this 2 kruezer run like this:

worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $90

These values apply to all dates. Use our Important Terminology page to convert catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

The coin in our picture comes from Lanz Auctions and CoinQuest thanks Lanz for use of their coin image.

Coin: 13977 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: T D, Fri, 22-Mar-2013 15:06:23 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 02-Oct-2013 02:27:23 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 09-Mar-2015 15:47:43 GMT
Requester description: 1704 lettering RGENSIS 1704 SALIBV depiction standing asif in crest BOTTOM IN PARENTHESIS IS NUMBER '2'. depiction standing lion inside of what appears to be a crest. lion facing left reverse side of coin lettering IO ERN DG ARCHIEPIS. crest with cruciform on top very clear markings both sides of coin 2
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