Austria 1787-E ducat Fr-202

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1819
This specimen was lot 1819 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$540 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Joseph II. 1765-1790 Dukat 1787 E. Karlsburg. Vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, ducat of 1787, Karlsburg mint. Extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for several mints from 1780-90 and is common. The Karlsburg mint was in Transylvania. Double ducats (Fr-200) also exist from this mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.47 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1873, Huszar 1867. 49. Fr-202 (listed under Hungary.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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