Hungary 1695-NB 5 ducats Fr-123

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Sincona sale 11, lot 3476
This specimen was lot 3476 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 28,000 CHF (about US$34,665 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"UNGARN Leopold I. 1657-1705. 5 Dukaten 1695, Nagybanya. LEOPOLDVS·D:G:ROM:IMP: S:A:G:HVNGARI:REX Drapierte, geharnischte Büste mit Lorbeerkranz r., Löwenkopfschulter. Interpunktion Rauten. Rv. ·S:IMMACVLATA·VIR:MAR: - MAT:DEI:PAT:HVNGA·1695 Madonna im Strahlenkranz steht von vorn auf Mondsichel; Kopf halb l. dem in dem r. Arm gehaltenen Kind zugewandt; in der l. Hand ein Zepter. Im Feld Münzzeichen N - B und Münzmeisterzeichen P - O. Unten das gekrönte ungarische Wappen. Interpunktion Kreuzchen. Äusserst selten. Unbedeutende Knickspur. Vorzüglich. Ex Auktion UBS 71, September 2007, Lot 115. (Hungary, Leopold I, 1658-1705, five ducats of 1695, Nagybanya mint. Obverse: draped, armored and laureate bust to right, wearing the lion's head badge on shoulder; reverse: Madonna and Child in a glory, head to left, holding a scepter, mintmark in the field, Hungarian arms below. Very rare, slightly weak rims, extremely fine. From UBS auction 71, lot 115 (September 2007).)"
The SCWC lists this rare type for 1687 only. In 1683 the Turks besieged Vienna; the siege failed and by 1700 the Austrians had conquered the whole of Hungary and Transylvania.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 17.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 17.23 g.

Catalog reference: Huszar 1292. Herinek 131. Fr-144, KM B240.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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