Bohemia 1734 1/4 ducat Fr-387

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1804
This specimen was lot 1804 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$960 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Karl VI. 1711-1740 Vierteldukat 1734 (aus 1733). Prag. Fast vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Charles VI, 1711-40, quarter ducat of 1734 over 1733, Prague mint. About extremely fine.)"
This quarter ducat was minted in Prague 1720, 1725-26, 1729-37, at a time when the other Austrian mints were not issuing this denomination. This specimen realized double the catalog value.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.875 g, .986 fine gold, .027 troy oz AGW, this specimen 0.85 g.

Catalog reference: KM 701, Dietiker 1024. Fr-387.


  • 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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