Hungary 1542-KB ducat Fr-48

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3695
This specimen was lot 3695 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 2,000 CHF (about US$2,387 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Ferdinand I. 1521-1564 Dukat 1542 KB. Kremnitz. FDC. Prachtexemplar. (Kingdom of Hungary, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, ducat of 1542, Kremnitz mint. Uncirculated, Most attractive piece.)"
This type was issued in the first years of Hapsburg rule, when most of Hungary was under Turkish domination.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.56 g.

Catalog reference: 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017

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