Bohemia 1589 ducat Fr-88
This specimen was lot 2211 in Goldberg sale 87 (Los Angeles, September 2015), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "Austria. Ducat, 1589. Rudolf II, 1576-1612. Prague mint. Ruler standing to right holding sword and orb. Reverse: Crowned shield with Order of Golden Fleece. Sharply struck example with much original mint luster. NGC graded AU-58."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .109 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Fr-87.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 87: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.