Austria 1793-V souverain d'or Fr-472

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1824
This specimen was lot 1824 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$960 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Franz II. (I.), 1792-1835 Sovrano 1793. Venedig. Fast vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Francis II, 1792-1835, sovrano of 1793, Venice mint. About extremely fine.)"
This type is filed under the Austrian Netherlands, an area which is now Belgium and Luxembourg. Similar coins are known from Vienna, Gunzberg, Kremnitz, Brussels, Milan and Hall. The type was struck 1792-98 and previous souverains d'or date back to the reign of Maria Theresa. This is the only issue with the "V" mintmark. The SCWC states this date was minted in 1823 at Gunzburg.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 11.06 g, .919 fine gold, .326 troy oz AGW, this specimen 11.08 g.

Catalog reference: KM 64 (Austrian Netherlands), Herinek 224. Fr-472.

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.
  • van der Wis, Jan, and Tom Passon, Catalogus van de Nederlandse Munten geslagen sind bet aantreden van Philips II tot aan het einde van de Bataafse Republiek (1555-1806), 2nd ed., Apeldoorn, Netherlands: Omni-Trading b.v., 2009.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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