Austria 1632 10 ducats Fr-131a

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Ponterio sale 161, lot 21014
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21014 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. 10 Ducats, 1632. Sankt Veit, Without Mintmark. EXTREMELY RARE and Possibly Unique Austrian 10 Ducats. Ferdinand II (1619-37). EXTREMELY RARE and possibly unique presentation piece struck from dies intended for a silver Taler of the Dav-3124. NGC AU Details--Edge Filing."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 35 g, .986 fine gold, 1.109 troy oz AGW; this specimen 42.2 x 42 mm; 34.73 gms.

Catalog reference: Fr-131a (citing this coin specifically); KM-678 (tho not shown in the 4th Ed.).


  • 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]Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.

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