Austria 1887 2 florin Dav-33

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23693
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This specimen was lot 23693 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $6,756.25. The catalog description[2] noted, "Franz Joseph I 2 Gulden 1887, MS66 NGC, a superb example with aged silvery-gray patina and reflective surfaces. Struck to commemorate the reopening of the mines at Kuttenberg. Only 400 pieces minted and this piece is surely among the finest extant. A legendary rarity with exceptional eye appeal." The double florin superseded the old thaler and was struck 1859-92 with various busts of Franz Josef. This semi-medallic issue is included in Davenport but not in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: 400.

Specification: 24.69 g, .900 fine silver, .714 troy oz AGW, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: Dav-33; KM-XM7.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [2]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.

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