Austria 1706-Graz ducat Fr-336

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Austria 1706 ducat Spink 9031-69.jpg

This specimen is lot 69 in Spink sale 9031 (London, November 2009). The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria, Graz, Joseph I (1705-11), Ducat, 1706, laureate, cuirassed bust right, rev. crowned arms, slight crease, nearly very fine, scarce." This ducat was issued at Graz 1706 only and is a scarce date. Other mints issuing ducats during the reign of Joesph I include Vienna (KM 1908), Brieg (KM 190), Breslau (KM 132), Augsburg (KM 135), Munich (KM 1186) and Saint Veit (KM 1669), not all of which were actually within the Hapsburg dominions.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.50 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen: 3.42 g.

Catalog reference: KM 485, Fr.336; Herinek 33; Pichler 3.

Source:

  • [1]Bishop, Richard, and William MacKay, Ancient, English and Foreign Coins, and Commemorative Medals, London: Spink, 2009.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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