Greschl: coin from Kingdom of Bohemia (1760-1782)


1 greschl, 1760: Kingdom of Bohemia

1 greschl, 1760: Kingdom of Bohemia

Ruler: Maria Theresa — the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands, and Parma; Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress.

EIN - GRESCHL - 1760: One greschl, 1760.

Floral ornament.

Crowned common coat of arms of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia (white lion with two tails, red and white eagle, black eagle — the prototype of the modern coat of arms of the Czech Republic).

  • Copper: 23 mm - 7.4 g
  • Reference price: 7.5$

COIN GRESCHL — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF BOHEMIA (1760-1782): greschl = 3/4 kreuzer
  2. PRINCIPALITY OF TRANSYLVANIA (1763-1765): greschl = 1/2 poltura

The name of the coin greschl comes from the German coin gröschel (from "Gröschlein/Gröschklein" — small groschen /German "klein" — small/).
In modern numismatics distinguish these two coins: German gröschel and Bohemian / Transilvanian greschl. In addition to the minimal difference in the spelling of the names of these related coins, it is worth noting a fundamental difference: the German gröschel was a purely silver (billon) coin, while greschl — copper.
It is interesting that, in addition to the above, there are several other spellings of the name of this coin: greschel, groeschl, groeschel. In my opinion, all these denominations can be considered as separate coin names (in fact, very conventionally — most numismatic dictionaries treat all spellings as the same coin: greschl, greschel, groeschl, groeschel, gröschel).