- Preferred Label
- Kreuzer (en), Kreuzer (de), Kreuzer (fr), Kreuzer (it), kreuzer (es), Κρόιτσερ (el)Additional labels
- Alternate Label
- Kreutzer (en)
- The Kreuzer goes back to a groschen coin which was minted in Merano in South Tyrol (so-called Etschkreuzer) from 1271. Because
of the double cross on the obverse of the coin, it soon received the name Kreuzer. It spread throughout the south of the German-speaking
area in the 15th and 16th centuries and was, according to the Reichsmünzgesetz 1551 a unit for small silver money. Later on,
Kreuzer were also made of copper or bronze.