Austria 1583 ducat Fr-12

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Sincona sale 33, lot 3087
This specimen was lot 3087 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 2,200 CHF (about US$2,612 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Rudolf II. 1576-1612 Dukat 1583. Prag. Fast vorzüglich. Knickspur, Schrötlingsriss. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, ducat of 1583, Prague mint. Almost extremely fine, Planchet defect.)"
Friedberg listed this type under Bohemia altho the design is purely Austrian. It was struck 1583, 1587-89 and 1594 and is common for a ducat.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .109 troy oz ASW, this specimen 3.46 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 427, Fr-12.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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