Austria 1838-A ducat Fr-481
This specimen was lot 3627 in Goldberg sale 80 (Los Angeles, June 2014), where it sold for $305.50. The catalog description noted, "Austria. Ducat, 1838-A. Ferdinand I. Obverse scratches. Extremely Fine." This type was struck 1837-48 in substantial numbers from Vienna (shown here), Kremnitz, Karlsburg and Venice.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.49 g, .983 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Schl. 269, Fr-481, KM 2262.
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- 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.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Frank Draskovic and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 80: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.