Austria 1608 ducat Fr-87

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Sincona sale 54, lot 982
This specimen was lot 982 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Rudolf II. 1576-1612. Dukat 1608, Wien. Münzmeister Andreas Händl. Sehr selten. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Rand etwas bearbeitet. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, ducat of 1608, Vienna mint. Very rare, Very fine-extremely fine, Edge slightly tooled.)"
Friedberg lists this type from Vienna for 1577-1618 and from Prague (Fr-88) for 1594-1611.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.42 g.

Catalog reference: MzA 94, Fr-87.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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