Austria 1842-V ducat Fr-1504
This specimen was lot 12208 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Venice. Ducat, 1842-V. NGC MS-61." This type was struck 1837-48 in substantial numbers from Vienna, Kremnitz, Karlsburg and Venice (shown here). Some authorities list this issue under Lombardy-Venetia but it differs only in mintmark from the Vienna product.
Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.
Specification: 3.49 g, .983 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-1504; KM-2262 (under Austria).
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.