Austria 1770-E HG 2 ducats Fr-191

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24475
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24475 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,468.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Joseph II gold 2 Ducats 1770 E-HG, Huszar 1830, AU55 NGC. Lustrous and well struck with a few minor marks. A much scarcer type than one might think." Like most double ducats, this type listed for 1768-77, is scarce. Altho Friedberg lists this under Hungary, we have followed the SCWC and filed it under Austria.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, .221 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-191 (Hungary), KM 1860 (Austria).


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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