Austria 1818-G ducat
This specimen was lot 30332 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Franz I gold Ducat 1818-G, MS63 NGC. Fully brilliant with well-struck details. Just a few faint planchet flaws appear in the right obverse field." This type is noted for 1816-24 from Vienna, Kremnitz, Gunzburg (shown here), Venice and Karlsburg. This type, which is common, is listed in Friedberg under Hungary.
Recorded mintage: unknown but a slightly better date.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 2170, Fr-217.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.