Austria 1619 ducat Fr-186
"1619 Leopold Ducat Among the Finest Known Archduke Leopold gold Ducat ND (1619)-CO, Hall mint, UNC Details (Surface Hairlines) NGC. A ducat of great rarity, this example is the finest we could find in our research. The surfaces have very unfortunately been scratched throughout the fields. Without a glass, the scratches appear almost as die-polishing lines. This ducat was issued upon Leopold's inheritance of Further Austria and the Tirol after the death of Archduke Maximilian. This great rarity will demand a strong bid."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-186, KM 246.
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