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Austria 10 and 20 Kreuzer  1781 to 1797
Austria 10 and 20 Kreuzer 1781 to 1797

You have an old 20 kreuzer from Austria, Glett. The 'B' under Joseph's portrait is the mint mark. There are also 10 kreuzer coins which look very similar except, of course, the number 20 is replaced with a 10.

Glett's coin shows a portrait of King Joseph II. King Leopold II succeeded him in 1790, and King Franz II succeeded Leopold in 1792. Franz's coins look almost identical to Joseph's, but FRANC replaces IOSEPH on the side with the portrait.

Even though these are old coins, there are many still in existence and the value is not as high as it seems it should be. The catalogs say:

10 kreuzer:
worn condition: $12 US dollars
average circulated: $45
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $200

20 kreuzer:
worn: $10
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $65
fully uncirculated: $140

The specific dates and mint marks do not matter too much for value. They are all about the same, within plus or minus 20 percent. The thing that makes the most differnce in value is the condition, or state of preservation, of the coin. 10 kreuzers dated 1782 and 1783 are very common and are worth less than other dates.

Coin: 3894 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: glett, Thu, 29-Apr-2010 01:12:13 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 05-May-2013 03:07:27 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 06-Mar-2015 14:48:03 GMT
Requester description: 1786 One side has a bust in a wreath with the letter B underneath the left side says GERM.HV.BO.REX. right side says IOSEPH.II.D.G.R.I.S.A. the back has a crown with a two headed eagle some sort of shield and the number 20 below the left side says LOTH.M.D.HET.1786 right side ARCH.AVST.D.BVRG
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