Austria 1559 ducat Fr-42

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Sincona sale 54, lot 978
This specimen was lot 978 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 1,500 CHF (about US$1,785 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Ferdinand I. 1521-1564. Dukat 1559, Klagenfurt. Selten. Vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, ducat of 1559, Klagenfurt mint. Rare, Extremely fine.)"
Friedberg lists this type for 1551, 1553-64.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.50 g.

Catalog reference: Hahn 104. Fr-42.


  • 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]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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