Austria 1787-E 2 ducats Fr-200

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25950
Austria 1787E 2 ducats rev H3026-25950.jpg

This specimen was lot 25950 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,173.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Joseph II gold 2 Ducat 1787-E, Karlsburg Mint, MS62 NGC. Flashy surfaces are present beneath handling marks appropriate to the grade." Friedberg lists this under Hungary as it was struck there but the SCWC catalogs this under Austria as it was identical to the Vienna mint issue. The type is noted for 1783-87.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, .221 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 1876 (under Austria), Fr-200 (under Hungary).

Sources:

  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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