Austria 1865-B ducat Fr-234

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3517
This specimen was lot 3517 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €550 (about US$711 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Franz Josef I. 1848-1916. Dukat 1865, B, Kremnitz. 3,44 g Feingold. GOLD. Fast vorzüglich. (kingdom of Hungary, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, ducat of 1865, Kremnitz mint, choice extremely fine.)"
This type was issued in Hungary 1865-65 from the Kremnitz (Komoczbanya in Magyar) mint during the reign of Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria. This type was also minted at Vienna, Karlsburg and Venice and is often catalogued under Austria. After the reorganization of the Hapsburg empire into the Dual Monarchy in 1867, Hungary received her own coinage separate from Austrian issues. In the aftermath of World War One, the Hapsburg monarchy collapsed and Hungary became independent but without its former territories in Slovakia, Transylvania and Croatia.

Recorded mintage: 81,000 (a common date).

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

Catalog reference: Fr-234 (listed under Hungary); J. 330; Schl. 459. ; KM 2264 (listed 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.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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