Austria 1590 ducat Fr-54

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Künker sale 294, lot 3402
This specimen was lot 3402 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH, Erzherzog Karl, 1564-1590. Dukat 1590, Klagenfurt. In US-Plastikholder der NGC mit der Bewertung AU 58. GOLD. Fast vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, archduke Charles, 1564-90, ducat of 1590, Klagenfurt mint, in NGC AU-58 holder. About extremely fine.)"
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; M. z. A. S. 76.


  • 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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