Austria 1583 ducat Fr-12
"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.
- Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.