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1840, Emperor Ferdinand I. Silver 20 Krajczar (w. Madonna) Coin. Kremnitz!



Mint Date: 1840
Reference: KM-422.

Mint Place: Kremnitz (B)
Denomination: 20 Kreuzer
Diameter: 25.4mm
Material: Silver
Weight: 6.66gm


Obverse: Laureated head of Ferdinand I right. Mint initial (B) below.
Legend: FERD . I . D . G . AVST . IMP . HVNG . B . REX . H . N . V . R . L . V . D . G . L . I . A . A .

Reverse: Crowned Madonna, holding scepter, orb and child, seated in clouds and stepped on crescent below.
Legend: S . MARIA MATER DEI – PATRONA HVNG . 1830 .




Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia (April 19, 1793 – June 29, 1875) succeeded his father (Franz II Holy Roman Emperor/Franz I of Austria) as emperor and king (as Ferdinand V) in 1835. He chose to abdicate, after a series of revolts in 1848. He was also King of Lombardy-Venetia.


Ferdinand has been depicted as feeble-minded and incapable of ruling, but although he was epileptic and certainly not intelligent, he kept a coherent and legible diary and has even been said to have a sharp wit. The up to twenty seizures he had per day, though, severely restricted his ability to rule with any effectiveness.


Though he was not declared incapacitated, a regent’s council (Archduke Luis, Count Kolowrat and Prince Metternich) steered the government. His marriage to Princess Maria Anna of Sardinia (1803-1884) was probably never consummated, nor is he believed to have had any other liaisons. He is famous for his one coherent command: when his cook told him he could not have apricot dumplings because they were out of season, he said: “I’m the Emperor, and I want dumplings!"


As the revolutionaries of 1848 were marching on the palace, he is supposed to have asked Metternich for an explanation. When Metternich answered that they were making a revolution, Ferdinand is supposed to have said "But are they allowed to do that?" (Viennese German: Ja, duerfen’s denn des?) He was convinced by Felix zu Schwarzenberg to abdicate in favour of his nephew, Franz Joseph (the next in line was Ferdinand’s younger brother Franz Karl, but he was persuaded to waive his succession rights in favour of his son) who would occupy the Austrian throne for the next sixty-eight years.


Ferdinand recorded the events in his diary : "The affair ended with the new Emperor kneeling before his old Emperor and Lord, that is to say, me, and asking for a blessing, which I gave him, laying both hands on his head and making the sign of the Holy Cross ... then I embraced him and kissed our new master, and then we went to our room. Afterward I and my dear wife heard Holy Mass ... After that I and my dear wife packed our bags"


Ferdinand was the last King of Bohemia to be crowned as such. Due to his sympathy with Bohemia (where he spent the rest of his life in Prague Castle) he was given the Czech nickname "Ferdinand V, the Good". In Austria, Ferdinand was similarly nicknamed (Ferdinand the Benign), but also ridiculed as (Goodinand the Finished).


He is interred in tomb number 62 in the Imperial Crypt in Vienna.

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CoinWorldTV 1848, Kingdom of Hungary, Ferdinand I. Silver 20 Krajczar (20 Kreuzer) Coin. AU! Mint Date: 1848 Reference: KM-422. Condition: A beautiful AU! Denomination: 20 Krajczar (20 Kreuzer) Mint Place: Kremnitz / Kromoczbanya (K.B.) Weight: 6.65gm Material: Silver Diameter 2 ...

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CoinWorldTV 1837, Hungary, Emperor Ferdinand I. Silver 20 Krajczar (20 Kreuzer) Coin. XF- Mint Date: 1837 Reference: KM-2208. Mint Place: Kremnitz (B) Denomination: 20 Krajczar (20 Kreuzer) Condition: Toned, minor deposits and scratches, otherwise XF! Diameter: 26mm Material: Silv ...

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CoinWorldTV 1838, Hungary, Ferdinand I. Silver 20 Krajczar (20 Kreuzer) Coin. aVF- Mint Date: 1838 Reference: KM-2208. Mint Place: Kremnitz (B) Denomination: 20 Krajczar (20 Kreuzer) Condition: Cleaned/polished, otherwise about VF! Diameter: 26mm Material: Silver Weight: 6.63gm ...

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CoinWorldTV 1842, Emperor Ferdinand I. Silver 20 Krajczar (w. Madonna) Coin. Kremnitz mint! Mint Date: 1842 Reference: KM-422. Condition: A nice XF! Mint Place: Kremnitz (B) Denomination: 20 Kreuzer Diameter: 26mm Material: Silver Weight: 6.66gm Obverse: Laureated head of Fer ...

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CoinWorldTV 1847, Kingdom of Hungary, Ferdinand I. Silver 20 Krajczar (20 Kreuzer) Coin. Condition: VF Mint Date: 1847 Reference: KM-2208. Mint Place: Kremnitz (B) Denomination: 20 Kreuzer Diameter: 26mm Material: Silver Weight: 6.56gm Obverse: Laureated head of Ferdinand I r ...

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CoinWorldTV 1842, Emperor Ferdinand I. Silver 20 Krajczar (w. Madonna) Coin. Kremnitz mint! Mint Date: 1842 Condition: VF-XF! Reference: KM-422. Mint Place: Kremnitz (B) Denomination: 20 Kreuzer Diameter: 26mm Material: Silver Weight: 6.66gm Obverse: Laureated head of Ferdinand I right. Mint i ...

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AUSTRIA, Leopold I - Leopold II, three kreuzer, 1697 MMW (KM.1230); five kreuzer, 1790A (KM.2061); six kreuzer, 1707 CB (KM.187), 1747 (KM.724); quarter thaler, 1740 ...

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Hanau-GesamthausGulden (60 Kreuzer) 1675, Suchier 496, Davenport 547. Vorzüglich

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FRANKREICH Strassburg/Strasbourg Gulden zu 60 Kreuzer o. J. (nach 1668). 18.83 g. Engel/Lehr 485. Hksp. Sehr schön.
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