Hungary (1342-82) goldgulden Fr-4

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6705
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This specimen was lot 6705 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "HUNGARY. Goldgulden, ND. Ludwig I (the Great) (1342-82). PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Standing haloed John the Baptist facing, raising hand in benediction; Reverse: Arms of Hungary-Anjou in hexalobe. Nicely struck from dies with slight wear, a terrific and appealing example. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." The ducats or florins or goldgulden of Hungary are among the more common gold coins of the late middle ages.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.43 g, .983 fine gold, .108 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-4; H-513 Rethy-63.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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