Austria 1706-Vienna ducat Fr-333

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Jean Elsen sale 111, lot 1023
Austria 1706 ducat rev JElsen 111-1023.jpg
This specimen was lot 1023 in Jean Elsen sale 111 (Brussels, December 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, Joseph Ier (1705-1711), AV ducat, 1706, Vienne. Droit : B. l., drapé et cuirassé à droite, coiffé d'une grande perruque. Revers : Aigle impériale couronnée, avec l'écu d'Autriche sur la poitrine. Rare. presque Superbe. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph I (1705-11), gold ducat of 1706, Vienna mint. Obverse: Laureate bust, draped and armored, to right, in large wig; reverse: crowned imperial eagle with arms of Austria on its breast. Rare, nearly extremely fine.)"
This ducat was issued at Vienna 1705-11 and is a common date. Other mints issuing ducats during the reign of Joseph I include Graz (KM 1471), 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 gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Her., 28; Fr-333, KM 237.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 111, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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