Batthyani 1764 ducat Fr-552

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1869
This specimen was lot 1869 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 1,200 CHF (about US$1,439 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Batthyani, Fürstentum, Karl Josef, 1764-1772 Dukat 1764. Wien. Sehr schön. Fassungsspuren und Kratzer. (Holy Roman Empire, principality of Batthyani, Charles Joseph, 1764-72, ducat of 1764, Vienna mint. Very fine. Mounted and scratched.)"
This scarce type was minted 1764, 1765 and 1770. A thaler (Dav-1182), five ducats (Fr-551) and ten ducats (Fr-550) also exist. This specimen realized more than the catalog value even in its damaged condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.39 g.

Catalog reference: KM 3, Holzmaier 8. Fr-552.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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