Austria 1773-E HG 2 ducats Fr-191
This specimen was lot 21580 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "TRANSYLVANIA. 2 Ducats, 1773/2-E H-G. Karlsburg Mint. Joseph II, joint reign with his mother Maria Theresa (1765-80). NGC MS-61. Considerable mint bloom remains in the fields and the designs are fully sharp. Ex: Princeps Collection." 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.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.