Austria 1776-E HG ducat Fr-192
This specimen was lot 30387 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description noted, "Joseph II gold Ducat 1776 E-HG MS62 PCGS, Karlsburg mint. Fully Mint State and with incredible luster that sets the fields aglow with rose-hued color, this boldly rendered selection has a slight, as-made wave to the flan and possesses minimal handling in the open expanses. Scarce, and currently the only certified example of the date at PCGS." This type was struck 1768-80 using mintmarks A (Vienna), C (Prague), E (Karlsburg, shown here), F (Hall) and G (Gunzburg). It was accompanied by a double ducat (Fr-191).
Reported Mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-192 (listed under Hungary), KM 1859.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.