A.D. asks: Could you help me with this coin? It’s a coin about the size of a US penny, but very thin. It is irregularly struck. Obverse has I KREVTZ ER 1622 with a border of dots around it. The Z touches this border. Reverse is a design that is impossible to describe accurately. Any help with history and valuation would be greatly appreciated.
1622 Austria, 1 silver Kreuzer (also known as a “Kipper”). Struck under King Ferdinand II (1619-1637). It features a double-headed eagle with the value in a circle on its breast. The reverse shows a rampant lion facing left in a inner circle. the date is in the legend.
Approximate value range (VG-EF): US $15 – $125.