Mickie R. writes: Hey Doc. I have a silver coin that has a “3” on the front. c:Rex means King Leopoldus (I?), King of Germany, Hungary, and Bohemia. The back says: ARCHID:AUS:D:(VI):BURG:STYR?? and a coat of arms in the middle. Most August 6th Duke of Burgundy… Am I right? The date is smeared. 1690 or 1890? Can you help with more info? What does STYR?? mean? (can’t make out last 2 letters)
You have a 1690 Austria 3 Kruezer (8 Heller=4 Pfennig=1 Kreuzer. 60 Kreuzer=1 Florin (Gulden) = 2 Florin = 1 Convention Thaler (Species) of Leopold I (1657-1705).
Legends: Leopoldus:D.G.RISA:G:H:BO = Leopold I, By the Grace of G-d, Emperor of the Romans ever august (RISA), King of Germany, Hungary and Bohemia. ARCHID:AUS:D:(VI):BURG:STYR ARCHID.AUST.D.BURG.STYRIAE = Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy and Styria (city state in Austria; also the location of the Graz Mint).