Gurk 1806 ducat

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Sincona sale 59, lot 1975
This specimen was lot 1975 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 3,200 CHF (about US$3,876 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA | Gurk, Bistum, Franz Xaver von Salm-Reifferscheid, 1784-1822. Dukat 1806, Wien. Sehr selten. Nur 332 Exemplare geprägt. Vorzügliches Exemplar mit Prägeglanz. Feine Kratzer. (bishopric of Gurk, Francis Xavier of Salm-Reifferscheid, 1784-1822, ducat of 1806, Vienna mint. Very rare. Only 332 pieces struck, Extremely fine specimen with remaining mint luster, Minor hairlines.)"
Gurk, formerly the seat of a bishopric, lies in Carinthia. This ducat was accompanied by a twenty kreuzer (KM 1).

Recorded mintage: 332.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.48 g.

Catalog reference: KM 3, Slg. Windisch-Grätz 2384. Fr. -.


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  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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