Austria 1647 5 ducats Fr-219

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2343
This specimen was lot 2343 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Ferdinand III. 1637-1657. 5 Dukaten 1647, Prag. FERDIN: III . D: G: R: IMPERATOR . S . A: Belorbeertes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. GERM: HVNG: BOHEM - IÆ . REX . ANNO . 1647 Gekrönter, nimbierter Doppeladler mit gekröntem Wappen auf der Brust ( in der Umschrift das Zeichen des Münzmeisters Jakob W. Wolker). Äusserst selten. Winz. Rdf. Fast vorzüglich. Slg. Dietiker, Auktion AMS 1, 20. September 2004, Stuttgart, Lot 421. (Austria, Ferdinand III, 1637-57, five ducats of 1647, Prague mint. Obverse: laureate bust to right; reverse: crowned, nimbate double headed eagle with crowned arms on the breast. Extremely rare, a few rim bumps, nice extremely fine, from the Dietiker collection sold in Stuttgart, September 2004, lot 421.)"
This rare type is listed in the SCWC under Bohemia for 1641-55.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 17.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 17.25 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 832 (this Ex.), Herinek 92. Fr-219, KM 460.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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