Austria 1854-A ducat Fr-490

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20206
Austria 1854A ducat rev Heritage 3010-20206.jpg

This specimen was lot 20206 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $5,462.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Franz Joseph I gold Ducat 1854A, Proof 64 Ultra Cameo NGC, flashy mirror surfaces with a deep cameo effect on the bust. Highly attractive and very rare as a Proof, the only piece graded as such by NGC or PCGS." This type was struck 1852-59 only but is common. Gold ducats were struck throughout Franz Josef's long reign and come in many types. This date is known from Vienna, Kremnitz, Venice and Karlsburg.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common. The proofs are not mentioned in the SCWC.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-490, KM 2263.


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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