Austria 1652 2 ducats Fr-231

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1798
This specimen was lot 1798 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 2,600 CHF (about US$3,118 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Ferdinand III. 1637-1657 Doppeldukat 1652. Wien. Selten. Fast vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand III, 1637-57, double ducat of 1652, Vienna mint. Rare. About extremely fine.)"
This rare double ducat is noted for 1641-57. It was accompanied by a single ducat (KM 950) struck 1647-48, 1651-57, which is scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 6.87 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 133. Fr-231, KM 899.


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  • 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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