Hungary 1694-KB ducat Fr-128
This specimen was lot 4097 in Goldberg sale 41 (Beverly Hills, May 2007), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description noted, "Hungary. Ducat, 1694. Kremnitz mint. Leopold I, 1658-1705. Ruler standing in armored robe, crowned with orb in left hand and scepter in right, K-B in fields, figure breaks inner circle at top and bottom. Leg: *LEOPOLD:D:G:R:I.SA:GHB.REX. Reverse: Crowned madonna and child in 'flames'. Leg: AR:AV:DV:BV:M (shield) MO:CO:TY.1694. NGC graded MS-63. The madonna and child motif is not unique to Hungary. Bavaria utilized it as well." This type is noted in the SCWC for 1658-1704.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.48 grams, 22.9 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-128; KM-151.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 41: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2007.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.