Austria 1584 ducat Fr-12

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Künker sale 294, lot 3403
This specimen was lot 3403 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,561 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH, Rudolf II. 1576-1612. Dukat 1584, Prag. Münzmeister Lazar und Susanna Ercker. GOLD. Leicht gewellt, attraktives, fast vorzügliches Exemplar. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, ducat of 1584, Prague mint. Lightly bent, attractive, about extremely fine example.)"
Friedberg lists this type for 1583-94 and notes that Vienna struck this type as well (see Fr-85).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3,46 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 428; Halacka 294, Fr-12 (Bohemia), Fr-85 (Austria).

Source:

  • 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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