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Transylvania under Austrian rule, KM#643, 1 Greschl, copper, mintage unknown.


I'm not a great believer in Krause's valuations, but for what it's worth (pun intended), the 2002 3rd Ed. SCWC 18th Century lists it at $7 VG, $15 F, $35 VF, and $75 XF. A three-year type (1763-65), with the same values assigned for each year.


From the picture, particularly the wear on "Ein" making it appear to be "Bin", I would call yours a VG.


(Transylvania, traditional home of Count Dracula, is now part of northwestern Romania. Vlad the Impaler, whom many believe to be the prototype for Dracula, was long dead by 1765, so provenance of your coin clearly doesn't include use by him, :insane:

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Thx satootoko.


About Dracula..it's just an invented story, I know. Vlad "Tepes" it is known for killing the outlaws without mercy by impalement. He was one of the best leaders in Romanian counties. It is said that he was crazy about blood and often these killings were in mass and blood was all over the place. He did not drink any of course.


Anyway, sorry for ruining the myth but if you ever decide to visit the region, you won't regret it. It will be something to remember by the superb views and the old castle is situated on a mountain peak ( not too high ).

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