Austria (1330-58) goldgulden Fr-1
This specimen was lot 20225 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Goldgulden, ND. Judenburg mint. Albert II (1330-58). NGC MS-62. The first gold coinage of Austria, an imitative of Florentine Fiorino d'Or coinage then circulating widely through Southern Europe. Struck concurrent to the arrival of the Bubonic plague in much of Europe, with the fourteenth century in general being a rather harsh period. Depicts Saint John standing, scepter in hand and raising a hand in benediction; Reverse: Elaborate lis. Essentially as struck with modest die erosion accounting for areas of minor weakness. An outstanding example."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Fr-1; De Mey-256.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.