Austria 1857-E ducat Fr-233
This specimen was lot 20175 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Ducat, 1857-E. Karlsburg Mint. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Frosty, lustrous, a wisp or two away from Gem. Though mentioned as common in the Standard Catalog of World Coins (SCWC), the most recent listing we can find for this date is from 2007 (Gorny & Mosch auction 161, lot 5144)." This type was struck 1854-59 at five mints and is common. Gold ducats were struck throughout Franz Josef's long reign and come in many types. This date is known from Vienna (Fr-490), Kremnitz, Venice, Milan and Karlsburg (shown here).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-233 (listed under Hungary); KM-2263.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.