Austria 1642 2 ducats Fr-247

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3449
This specimen was lot 3449 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €14,000 (about US$18,085 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Erzherzog Ferdinand Karl, 1632-1662. 2 Dukaten 1642. Der Erzherzog reitet r. mit Kommandostab in der Rechten, im Hintergrund die Stadtansicht von Innsbruck//Der heilige Leopold steht fast v. v. mit Fahne und Kirchenmodell, umher 14 Wappen Ferdinand Karls. GOLD. RR Attraktives, fast vorzügliches Exemplar. (Austria, archduke Ferdinand Charles, 1632-62, double ducat of 1642. Obverse: the archduke rides to right holding marshal's baton, Innsbruck city view in background; reverse: St. Leopold standing with banner and church model, fourteen shields around. Rare, attractive, choice extremely fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 6.88 g.

Catalog reference: KM 909, Fr-247; M./T. 497.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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