Austria 1848-A ducat Fr-481
This specimen was lot 3232 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $305.50. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Ducat, 1848-A. NGC AU-58. Some minor contact points. Lustrous with very nice details." 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: 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.