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Austria 10 and 20 Heller  1915 to 1918
Austria 10 and 20 Heller 1915 to 1918

Austria is somewhat famous for tricking numismatists (coin collectors) by eliminating all written legends from some of its coins, especially those of small denomination. The 10 and 20 heller coins fit this description. Our thanks go to an anonymous CoinQuest reader who tipped us off about this coin (see comments below).

Catalog values for these coins run like this:

10 HELLER 1915 AND 1916
worn: essentially zero
average circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $10

20 HELLER 1916 THROUGH 1918
worn: less than $1
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5

Please read our Terminology page for information about catalog values.

Coin: 17600 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: KENNY, Sat, 16-Aug-2014 01:06:28 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 16-Aug-2014 13:05:24 GMT
Updated by Chris - Appraisal OK, Sat, 05-Nov-2016 13:49:21 GMT
Requester description: 1917 SIDE 1: A NUMBER 20 IN A WREATH WITH THE DATE, 1917, AT THE BOTTOM.
SIDE 2: AN EAGLE SURROUNDED BY A BEADED BORDER, NO MINTMARKS, NO LETTERING WHATSOEVER. 20 PFENNIG
Tags: austria 10 20 heller oesterreichische austriae ostereich austraiia avstri austriam osterriech austriacum osterreich avst avstria austrain avstriae austrie austr austrian sterreich oesterreich austro aust osterreichische avstr 1 number wreath 2 an eagle beaded dot border lettering letter numbering greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel period beading beads pionts point periods dots points bead boarder moulding bordering bordered leters letters lettered crown tiara earth globe ball sword double headed head coat arms shield crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera sworeds swordlike swords broadsword doubled doubble twoheaded doubles oneheaded heads coats crests insignia crested crest creast sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields

Comments

It looks Austrian: http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces6133.html
Thanks, anonymous! - CoinQuest (Chris)

  

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