Austria 1786-A 2 ducats Fr-437

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3482
Sincona sale 26, lot 3639
The first specimen was lot 3482 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Josef II. 1765-1790. 2 Dukaten 1786, A, Wien. GOLD. Attraktives, vorzügliches Exemplar. (Austria, Joseph II, 1765-90, double ducat of 1786, Vienna mint. Attractive extremely fine.)"
This specimen was lot 3639 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$927 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Joseph II. 1765-1790 Doppeldukat 1786. A, Wien. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Kl. Randfehler. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, double ducat of 1786, Vienna mint. Very fine to extremely fine, small rim nicks.)"
Like most double ducats, this type, listed for 1783-87, is scarce but slightly more common than prior types.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, the first specimen 6.99 g, the second specimen 7.31 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-437; Jaeckel 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.
  • [2]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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