Austrian Netherlands 1795-B souverain d'or Fr-469

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 20174
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Thiis specimen was lot 20174 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. Souverain d'Or, 1795-B. Kremnitz Mint. Francis II (1792-1835). NGC MS-62. Cataloged by the SCWC under the Austrian Netherlands but struck in Hungary. Displaying choice eye appeal for the grade, with strong prooflike qualities in the fields and no deep marks over the surfaces. Quite possibly conservatively graded." This type is filed under the Austrian Netherlands, an area which is now Belgium and Luxembourg. However, the "B" mintmark indicates that it was struck in Kremnitz, in Austrian Hungary. Similar coins are known from Vienna, Gunzberg, Brussels, Milan and Hall. The type was struck 1792-98 and previous souverains d'or date back to the reign of Maria Theresa.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

Specification: 11.06 g, .919 fine gold, .326 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-469; KM 64.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]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.

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