Austria 1/2, 5/10, 1, and 2 Kreuzer  1851 to 1881
Austria 1/2, 5/10, 1, and 2 Kreuzer 1851 to 1881

'Scheidemunze' means, approximately, a small amount of money, and 'Oesterreich' means Austria. So David has a 1 kreuzer coin from Austria. There are 100 kreuzer in a gulden, these coins were minted with similar patterns in 1/2, 5/10, 1, and 2 kreuzer denominations.

Most of these coins you see are pretty well worn out. In circulated condition the 1 kreuzer catalog value runs around $5 to $10 US dollars, less if badly worn. Catalog value is an inflated value and you can use our Important Terminology page to understand the difference between catalog value and actual value.

Now the coin in our picture is different. It is in beautiful shape, with almost no wear and an attractive and colorful patina. Collectors will pay more for such a nice coin. After all, they want coins that look good in their collections.

The coin picture comes from Münzhandel Andreas Fenzl in Göttingen, Germany, and CoinQuest thanks them for use of their coin photo. You can see this coin for sale at this link where the selling price is 95 euros, about $120 US dollars. So you see good looks in a coin is worth a lot.

Here are approximate catalog values for coins in average circulated condition:

1/2 kreuzer: $5
5/10 kreuzer: $10
1 kreuzer: $5
2 kreuzer: $12

There are some better date coins in these series. Most dates are worth the amounts cited above, but if you have one of these dates and mint marks, you can expect catalog values around the number shown for an average circulated coin.

1851C: $200

1858E: $60
1859E: $50
1859V: $50
1860E: $50
1864V: $50

1851C: $100
1858V: $40
1859V: $30
1862E: $40
1863E: $50

1851C: $800

Coin: 4221 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: david, Sat, 22-May-2010 16:36:20 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-Aug-2013 13:52:59 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 02-Sep-2015 14:04:11 GMT
Requester description: 1861 along the edge SCHEIDE MUNZE K K OESTERREICHISCHE with a double headed bird with a shield and a crown over the heads one claw holding arows and the other holding a globe the other side has a wreath around the edge with a 1 the date under that 1861 with a mint mark of A under the date
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