Austria 1779-E HS 2 ducats Fr-191

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3476
This specimen was lot 3476 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,
"Josef II. 1765-1790. 2 Dukaten 1779, E/HG, Karlsburg. GOLD. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Prachtexemplar. Vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Austria, Joseph II, 1765-90, double ducat of 1779, Karlsburg mint. Rare in this quality, proof example, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
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.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 6.98 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-191; Herinek 16, KM 1869.


  • 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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