Austria 1871-A ducat Fr-492
This specimen was lot 26537 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $311.38. The catalog description noted, "Franz Joseph I gold Ducat 1871-A, AU, bright gold with ample remaining luster." This type was struck 1867-72 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 only.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Schl. 480, Fr-492, KM 2266.
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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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.