Austria 1811-B ducat Fr-215
This specimen was lot 6055 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $470. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Ducat, 1811-B. Kremnitz Mint. PCGS Genuine--Cleaning, AU Details. Evidence of cleaning, rust deposit at point of bust. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." This ducat was issued 1811-15 from four mints and is common. Friedberg lists this under Hungary but we have sided with the SCWC in filing this under Austria as it varies only in mintmark from the Vienna product.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-215; KM-2169; H-1927.
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