Austria (1680-1705) ducat Fr-322

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Künker sale 294, lot 3412
This specimen was lot 3412 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €5,000 (about US$6,739 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH, Leopold I. 1657-1705. Dukat o. J. Hall. Geharnischtes Brustbild r. mit Lorbeerkranz//Gekröntes, vierfeldiges Wappen mit Mittelschild, umher Ordenskette. GOLD. RR Fast vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, 1657-1705, undated ducat, Hall mint. Obverse: armored, laureate bust; reverse: crowned, quartered arms with Order of the Golden Fleece around. Rare, about extremely fine.)"
While this rare type is not dated, we assign it to the 1680's or later from the style of the bust.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold; this specimen is 3.44 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-322; M./T. 803, KM 1125.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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