Austria 1839-E ducat Fr-226
This specimen was lot 6750 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description noted, "HUNGARY. Ducat, 1839-E. Karlsburg Mint. PCGS Genuine--Bent, AU Details Secure Holder. Austrian type. Slightly bent, nicely struck with nearly full mint luster. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." This type was struck 1837-48 in substantial numbers from Vienna, Kremnitz, Karlsburg (shown here) and Venice. Some authorities list this issue under Hungary but it differs only in mintmark from the Vienna product.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-226; KM-2261 (Austria); H-2078.
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