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Austria 10 and 20 Kreuzer, 1/4, 1, and 2 Florin  1857 to 1892
Austria 10 and 20 Kreuzer, 1/4, 1, and 2 Florin 1857 to 1892

I really like the coin in our picture. It comes from Munzenhandlung Brom in Berlin, where it is on sale for 35 euros (about $45 US dollars). That price gives an idea of value for these coins, but there are several variations. Please read further.

King Franz Joseph (Franc Ios) the first (I) of Austria ruled from 1848 to 1916. With such a long reign, many coins were struck with his likeness, some as a young man, some older. Further, there are several denominations of silver and gold coins with Franz Joseph's likeness, and they all have the double-headed imperial eagle on the reverse. This page applies to silver coins with denominations 1/4, 1, and 2 florins (denoted 1/4FL, 1FL, and 2FL on the reverse 'tails side' of the coins). Other coins have different inscriptions. Sometimes a florin is called a gulden; they are the same denomination.There are also Franz Joseph silver coins with numerals 10 and 20 on the eagle side. These are kreuzers, also described on this page.

With the shaky world economy, gold and silver are becoming more and more valuable. Here are the silver contents for these coins. Their value cannot be lower than the silver content, even if damaged or worn to a frazzle:

10 KREUZER: 0.021 troy ounces silver
20 KREUZER: 0.043 ounces silver
1/4 FLORIN: 0.089 ounces
1 FLORIN: 0.357 ounces
2 FLORIN: 0.714 ounces

Our listings below give very approximate catalog values for these coins. To be useful, you must apply the concepts presented on our Terminology page to the values shown. In general, catalog values are inflated values.

10 KREUZER DATED BETWEEN 1868 AND 1872 (10 in shield):
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $10
10 kreuzers dated 1871 are valuable, cataloging near $60 in well preserved condition

20 KREUZER DATED BETWEEN 1868 AND 1872 (20 in shield):
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $15
20 kreuzers dated 1872 are valuable, cataloging near $60 in well preserved condition

1/4 FLORIN DATED BETWEEN 1857 AND 1865:
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $50
Some quarter florins are worth quite a bit more than these values (about 4 times more if uncirculated) with dates and mint marks: 1857E, 1857M, 1859M, 1861E
Some quarter florins are worth quite a bit less than these values (about one-half as much if uncirculated) with dates and mint marks: 1858A, 1858B, 1859A, 1859B, 1859E, 1860B, 1861A, 1862A, 1864A

1/4 FLORIN DATED BETWEEN 1865 AND 1875:
worn: $80 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $300
fully uncirculated: $900

1 FLORIN DATED BETWEEN 1857 AND 1865:
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $75
Some florins are worth quite a bit more than these values (about 4 times more if uncirculated) with dates and mint marks: 1857B, 1857E, 1857V, 1861B, 1862E, 1864B, 1864E, 1864V
1 florin dated 1865V are rare; multiply these values by six
Some florins are worth quite a bit less than these values (about one-half as much if uncirculated) with dates and mint marks: 1859A, 1859B, 1860A, 1861A, 1862A, 1862B, 1863A

1 FLORIN DATED BETWEEN 1866 AND 1871:
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $100

1 FLORIN DATED 1872:
worn: $500 with A mint mark, $10 without
average circulated: $1000 with A, $30 without
well preserved: $2000 with A, $100 without
fully uncirculated: $6000 with A, $150 without

1 FLORIN DATED BETWEEN 1873 AND 1892:
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $18
fully uncirculated: $30
Coins dated 1872, 1873, and 1874 are worth about twice these values

2 FLORIN DATED BETWEEN 1859 AND 1872:
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $250
Some 2 florins are worth quite a bit more than these values (about 4 times more if uncirculated) with dates and mint marks: 1860A, 1860V, 1862A, 1866A
2 florin dated 1860A are rare; multiply these values by six

2 FLORIN DATED 1872:
worn: $75 with A mint mark, $30 without
average circulated: $150 with A, $70 without
well preserved: $250 with A, $125 without
fully uncirculated: $350 with A, $250 without

2 FLORIN DATED BETWEEN 1872 AND 1892:
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $90
fully uncirculated: $180

Coin: 9688 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: marko, Fri, 02-Dec-2011 17:26:13 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 27-Jun-2014 13:29:26 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 28-Jun-2015 01:51:25 GMT
Requester description: 1859 franc IOS I D avstriae imperator Profile of king, Rev. two headed eagle LOD ILL REX HVNGAR BOHEM GAL --- lettered edge 'viribvs vnitis'
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