Austria 1778-CA ducat Fr-415

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3473
This specimen was lot 3473 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,455 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Maria Theresia, 1740-1780. Dukat 1778, CA, Wien. GOLD. Vorzüglich +. (Austria, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, ducat of 1778, Vienna mint. Extremely fine or better.)"
This ducat was struck for the redoubtable Maria Theresia 1765-80 and shows the veiled bust used after the death of Francis I. Ducats and double ducats (Fr-191) were also struck for her son, Joseph II, during the period.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.50 g.

Catalog reference: Eypeltauer 184 b; Fr-415, KM 1842.

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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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