Austria 1839-E ducat Fr-226

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6750
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This specimen was lot 6750 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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