Austria 1778-E HS 2 ducats Fr-191

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24123
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24123 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $2,467.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Joseph II gold 2 Ducats 1778 E-HS, Karlsburg mint, MS61 NGC. A nicely struck example with even handling in the reflective fields that defines the grade." Like most double ducats, this type listed for 1777-80, 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: Her-15, Fr-191 (Hungary), KM 1869 (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 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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