Hungary 1540-KB ducat Fr-48

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Jean Elsen list 269, lot 843
Hungary JElsen 269-843r.jpg
Hungary in 1559, from Putzger's Atlas
This specimen was lot 843 in Jean Elsen list 269 (Brussels, July-August 2014), where it was offered for €1,100 (about US$1,497). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, Ferdinand Ier (1521-1564), AV ducat, 1540 KB, Kremnitz. Type hongrois. Droit: La Madone à l'enfant. Revers: Saint Ladislas debout de face, tenant une hallebarde et un globe crucigère. Très Beau à Superbe (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I (1521-64), gold ducat of 1540, Kremnitz mint, Hungarian type. Obverse: Madonna and Child; reverse: St. Ladislas facing, bearing halberd and orb. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was issued in the first years of Hapsburg rule.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, this specimen 3,54 g.

Catalog reference: Markl, 1254; Huszar, 895; Fr-48.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 269: Juillet-Septembre 2014, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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