Czechoslovakia 1933 2 dukaty
This specimen was lot 7086 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description noted, "CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 2 Dukaty, 1933. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." During the brief existence of the first republic of Czechoslovakia (1918-39), the Kremnica mint managed to produce some handsome coins, including this scarce type issued 1923, 1929-38 and restruck in 1951. It was accompanied by a gold ducat, five ducats and ten ducats. The obverse portrait is of "good" duke Wenceslas, he of the well-known Christmas carol.
Recorded mintage: 4,671.
Specification: 6.98 g, .986 fine gold, .221 troy oz AGW, 25 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by J. Benda and O. Daniel.
Catalog reference: Fr-1; KM 9.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.