Austria 1584 ducat Fr-54
This specimen was lot 4718 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $2,530. The catalog description noted, "Austria. Ducat, 1584. Klagenfurt (Carinthia) mint. Archduke Karl, 1564-1590. Armored figure of ruler standing with crown breaking legend at top and feet and sword at the bottom. Reverse: Crowned shield. Boldly struck with lovely original mint fresh luster. NGC graded MS-64. Ex Terner Collection." Friedberg listed this for 1565-70 and 1572-90 and notes it as fairly common.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .109 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Fr-54.
- 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.
- Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.