Austria 1636 5 ducats Fr-152

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1794
This specimen was lot 1794 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 5,500 CHF (about US$6,596 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Ferdinand II. 1618-1637 5 Dukaten 1636. Wien Münzmeister Matthias Fellner, Wien 1619-1637. Sehr selten. Sehr schön. Kl. Henkelspur. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand II, 1618-37, five ducats of 1636, Vienna mint. Very rare. Very fine. Small mount mark.)"
This type was struck in Vienna 1626-37 and all dates are rare. Friedberg lumps all the five ducat pieces of Ferdinand II under Fr-152 despite the considerable variation in the busts of the emperor. Mintmaster Fellner worked at the St. Polten mint, not Vienna.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 17.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 17.41 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 72. Fr-152, KM 660.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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