Hungary 1648-KB 2 ducats Fr-108
This specimen was lot 31130 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $24,000. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand III gold 2 Ducat 1648-KB MS62 NGC, Kormoczbanya mint. Currently, the finest graded of the date by NGC, this dazzling near-choice specimen yields incredibly lustrous surfaces and an enchanting golden-orange tone. A scarcer double denomination and incredibly difficult to encounter this pleasing." This type was struck 1641-54 and is listed as one of the more available double ducats of Hapsburg Hungary.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 128, Fr-108.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.