Austria 1873 2 florins Dav-29

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Künker sale 293, lot 1707
This specimen was lot 1707 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,400 (about US$3,235 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"KAISERREICH ÖSTERREICH, Franz Josef I. 1848-1916. Doppelgulden 1873, Wien, auf das Festschießen des Wiener Schützenvereins zum 25jährigen Regierungsjubiläum des Kaisers. R Hübsche Patina, winz. Kratzer, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, double gulden of 1873, Vienna mint, on the Vienna shooting festival held on the 25th anniversary of Franz Josef's reign. Scarce, handsome patina, minor scratches, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This rare commemorative is listed in the Unusual World Coins rather than the regular SCWC. It was accompanied by a four ducats (Fr-500).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 22 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-29; J. 367; Thun 463, KM-XM4.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Unusual World Coins, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [2]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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