Austria 1751 ducat Fr-419
This specimen was lot 20230 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Ducat, 1751. Maria Theresa & Francis I (1745-65). NGC AU-55. Facing crowned busts of the king and queen; Reverse: Six line legend with prooflike fields in the protected areas. Struck to commemorate their visit to the Hungarian mines. Exquisitely detailed, with faint wear and minor waviness to the flan. Quite attractive. Ex: Lawrence Adams Collection." On the death of Charles VI in 1740, the redoubtable Maria Theresia was crowned Archduchess of Austria and queen of Hungary but, being a woman, could not be given the imperial crown. Therefore, after much debate and a war fomented by Frederick the Great of Prussia, her husband Francis of Lorraine was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1745.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 find gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-419; KM-unlisted; Julius-1840.
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- 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