Austria 1683 ducat Fr-276
This specimen was lot 30006 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description noted, "Leopold I (the Hogmouth) gold Ducat 1683, Vienna mint, AU58 NGC. Obv. Laureate and armored bust right. Rev. Crowned double-headed Imperial eagle with divided date above (16-83). Well struck with light marks, a slightly wavy flan, and some remaining luster. Leopold I was a Holy Roman Emperor who was nicknamed 'the Hogmouth' because of the large, protruding, lower jaw pictured on many early Austrian coins. In truth, this was an exaggeration, though he still has a very distinct portrait." This type is noted for 1660-1705 in Friedberg and 1683-1700 in the SCWC. Despite the many years of issue, it is not common.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 1325, Fr-276.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.