Austria 1783-E 2 ducats Fr-200

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3478
This specimen was lot 3478 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €950 (about US$1,227 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Josef II. 1765-1790. 2 Dukaten 1783, E, Karlsburg. GOLD. Fast vorzüglich. (Austria, Joseph II, 1765-90, double ducat of 1783, Karlsburg mint. Choice extremely fine.)"
Like most double ducats, this type, listed for 1783-87, is scarce but slightly more common than prior types. 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 6.96 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-200; J. 23, KM 1876.

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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