Austria 30 Kreuzer (with diamond)  1742 to 1773
Austria 30 Kreuzer (with diamond) 1742 to 1773

The diamond on the front and back of these grand old 30 kreuzer coins make them different than most Austrian coins of the period. The diamond appears only on the 30 kreuzers of Maria Theresa, Joseph II, and Franz I. The Byzantine double-headed eagle appears on all these coins.

The coin in our picture comes from Beast Coins in New Berlin, Wisconsin USA, and CoinQuest thanks them for use of their great coin photo.

The listings below give approximate catalog values.

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $130

worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $140
Franz 30 kreuzers dated 1753 are more common and are worth about one-half these values

worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $65
well preserved: $100
Joseph 30 kreuzers dated 1768 are more rare and are worth about twice these values

Please apply the concepts presented on our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 15092 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Carl C, Fri, 02-Aug-2013 22:40:04 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 03-Aug-2013 15:27:37 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 20-Jul-2015 13:18:12 GMT
Requester description: 1749 Very similar to the Austrian Ducaton, except a '30' denomination. Date is 1749. Where the 1750 Ducation has a free-standing bust on the face, this coin's bust is framed by a diamond. Similar bust otherwise. On the Reverse, a different coat d'arms is printed, also with diamond frame. FACE INSCRIPTION: FRANC D.GR.IS.A GE.IER.R LO.B.M.H.D REVERSE INSCRIPTION: INTE DOMINE SPERAVI 1749 The denomination (30)is directly below bust on FACE side. I've searched online for days for this specific coin, without success. Can you help? I have pictures that I can supply. Many Thanks for any help !
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