20 Kreuzer Electorate of Bavaria (1623 - 1806) Silver Maximilian ...

Your help is needed! Improve description
Denomination:
Metal:
Issue year(s):
1777

Catalog reference:



CoinWorldTV

1772, Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph. Silver 20 Kreuzer (w. Madonna) 



Mint Year: 1772 Reference: KM-550.1. State: Bavaria (German State) Denomination: Silver 20 Kreuzer Diameter: 29mm Material: Silver Weight: 6.52gm


Obverse: Bust of Maximilian III Joseph right within diamond-shaped border. Value (20) below. Legend: ARCHID . & ELECTOR . MAX . IOS . BAV . DUX


Reverse: The Virgin (Madonna) seated in clouds, holding baby-Jesus child and cross-topped orb in left hand and scepter in right hand. All within diamnd-shaped border. Legend: IN DEO CONSI LIUM 1772 .




Maximilian III Joseph (28 March 1727 – 30 December 1777) was Prince-elector of Bavaria from 1745 to 1777.


Born in Munich, Maximilian was the eldest son of Emperor Charles VII and his wife Marie Amalie, Archduchess of Austria. His maternal grandparents were Emperor Joseph I and Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg.


Upon his father’s death in 1745, he inherited a country in the process of being invaded by Austrian armies (see War of the Austrian Succession), and quickly abandoned his father’s imperial pretenses and made peace with Maria Theresa in the Treaty of Füssen, in which he agreed to support her husband, Grand Duke Francis Stephen of Tuscany, in the upcoming imperial election.


MaximilianJoseph was a progressive and enlightened ruler who did much to improve the development of his country. In 1747 the porcelain factory at Nymphenburg was established. Munich’s first academic institution, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, was founded in 1759 by Maximilian III. During the severe dearth in 1770 Maximilian sold crown jewels to pay corn shipments. In this year he also issued his edict against the extravagant pomposity of the Church which contributed to the end of the era of Bavarian rococo. He also forbade the Oberammergau Passion Play. In 1771 the elector regulated the general school attendance.


In December of 1777 Maximilian Joseph died of small pox without leaving an heir. As the last of the junior branch of the Wittelsbach dynasty which derived from Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor and had ruled Bavaria since early 14th century, his death led to a succession dispute and the brief War of the Bavarian Succession. Maximilian’s consort Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony negotiated with Prussia to secure Bavaria’s independence against Austria. Ultimately, he was succeeded by his distant cousin, the Elector Palatine Karl IV from the senior branch of the dynasty.


Max III Joseph is buried in the crypt of the Theatinerkirche in Munich.


Max III Joseph ordered in 1751 François de Cuvilliés to construct the splendid rococo Cuvilliés Theatre. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was received by Maximilian III Joseph, who was skilled in music and composed, but due to strict frugality no post was offered.




type to read more

 

4 coins in the group

Collections: Add to Basket (1077 X 502pixels, file size: ~113K)
Posted by: anonymous  2016-12-08
CoinWorldTV 1772, Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph. Silver 20 Kreuzer (w. Madonna) Coin. VF- Mint Year: 1772 Reference: KM-550.1. State: Bavaria (German State) Denomination: Silver 20 Kreuzer Condition: Damaged (pierced) VF+ with a few digs and scratches! Diameter: 29mm Materi ...

Collections: Add to Basket (1077 X 501pixels, file size: ~118K)
Posted by: anonymous  2016-10-26
CoinWorldTV 1772, Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph. Silver 20 Kreuzer (w. Madonna) Coin. aXF! Mint Year: 1772 Reference: KM-550.1. State: Bavaria (German State) Denomination: Silver 20 Kreuzer Condition: Weight-adjusting marks in reverse, minor deposits, otheriwse about XF!Diameter: ...

Collections: Add to Basket (1077 X 518pixels, file size: ~107K)
Posted by: anonymous  2015-12-29
CoinWorldTV 1773, Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph. Silver 20 Kreuzer (w. Madonna") Coin. VF- Mint Year: 1773 Reference: KM-550.1. State: Bavaria (German State) Denomination: Silver 20 Kreuzer Condition: Pierced, otherwise VF+ Diameter: 30mm Material: Silver Weight: 6.55gm Ob ...

Collections: Add to Basket (359 X 178pixels, file size: ~17K)
Posted by: spider  2014-05-13
KM# 550.1 20 KREUZERSilver, 29 mm. Ruler: Maximilian III, Josef Obv: Draped bust toright in rhombus, legend divided into 4 segments, value '20' inexergue Obv. Legend: MAX. IOS. - BAV. DVX. - ARCHID. & -ELECTOR. Rev: Crowned oval shield of 4-fold arms of Bavariaand Pfalz, with central shield o ...

Collections: Add to Basket Sold for: $35.0
Info: http://www.ebay.com/itm/371397424115 2015-08-03
CoinWorldTV 1618, Austrian States, Trautson, Paul Sixtuis I. Silver 3 Kreuzer Coin. XF! Mint Year: 1618 Mint Place: Falkenstein Denomination: 3 Kreuzer (Groschen) Ruler: Paul Sixtus, Count of Tr ...

Collections: Add to Basket Sold for: $21.0
Info: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151663292138 2015-05-04
Details about 1734, Emperor Charles VI. Silver 3 Kreuzer (Groschen) Coin. Vienna mint!

Collections: Add to Basket Sold for: $440.0
Info: http://www.noble.com.au/auctions/lot/?id=240557 Estimate $150 S ...
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 ...
You may be interested in following coins
1 Thaler Kingdom of Bavaria (1806 - 1918) Silver Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845 – 1886)
1 Thaler Kingdom of Bavaria (1806 - 1918 ...
group has   49 coins / 52 prices
2 Thaler Kingdom of Bavaria (1806 - 1918) Silver Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786 – 1868)
2 Thaler Kingdom of Bavaria (1806 - 1918 ...
group has   32 coins / 34 prices
20 Kreuzer Austria-Hungary (1867-1918) Silver Franz Joseph I (1830 - 1916)
20 Kreuzer Austria-Hungary (1867-1918) S ...
group has   2 coins / 2 prices
2017-06-21 - Live Coin Catalog's improvements / coins grouping

39 coins were grouped from 2017-06-14 to 2017-06-21
One of them is:

    1/4 Rupee German East Africa (1885-1919) ...
group has    6 coins / 5 prices



CoinWorldTV 1913, German East Africa (DOA). Nice Silver Quarter Rupee (1/4 Rupie) Coin. VF+ Mi ...
You may be interested in ...
Market
Dynasty tree and coins
Check yourself!

Coin Puzzle
Coins Prices