Czechoslovakia 1934 2 dukaty
This specimen was lot 40078 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,586. The catalog description noted, "CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 2 Dukaty, 1934. NGC MS-62. Only 1,101 struck." During the brief existence of the first republic of Czechoslovakia (1918-39), the Kremnica mint managed to produce gold one dukat, two dukaty and five and ten dukatu issues 1923-38. 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: 2,403.
Specification: 6.98 g, 0.986 fine gold, .221 oz AGW, 25 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-1; KM-9.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.