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Offline Michiel

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1662 15 kreuzer
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:42:34 PM »
i can read 1662, with 3 circle lines
back side are 2 circle lines

i think a 15 kreuzer, but from who?

28/29 mm
4,86 gram

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Re: 1662 15 kreuzer
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 03:16:19 PM »
Well, in the top i see a madonna and child. The bottom seems upside-down as i see a laurel crown at the bottom.
Leopold I of Habsburg, as "Patrona Hungaria" ?
Corrosion looks a bit weird, was it silvered ?

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Re: 1662 15 kreuzer
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 03:33:20 PM »
The corrosion is also a point. At some parts i would think it is a silver coin, but the corrosion looks like the lettering is flipped over (inside out).

Leopold 1 was also my first idea as an 15 kreuzer. But no exact one was to find

But a 15 krajczar is quitte a like.
The size and weight is not good. So a old fake one?

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Re: 1662 15 kreuzer
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 10:04:07 PM »
Yes i think this was a silvered fake.
Due to wear the silver likely was removed from the higher parts of the coin.
Possibly it was then thrown away to corrode over time. During this time the still silvered parts were better protected against acids than the bare copper. This is one possible explanation why the lines seem to have been eaten into the coin.

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Re: 1662 15 kreuzer
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 10:22:28 PM »
Idd i also have the same idea after long investigation. So it is going in the collection as an Hungarian fake of its own time. I hate modern copy’s but this must have been an reel fake.
Thanks for the help