Hungary 1703-NB 10 ducats Fr-133

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Sincona sale 50, lot 1154
This specimen was lot 1154 in Sincona sale 50 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 36,000 CHF (about US$43,423 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Ungarn, Leopold I. 1657-1705. 10 Dukaten 1703 (über 1702) NB, Nagybànya. Geharnischtes Brustbild nach rechts mit Lorbeerkranz. Rv. Gekrönter Doppeladler mit Schwert und Zepter in den Fängen. Auf der Brust gekröntes, vierfeldiges Wappen mit Mittelschild umgeben von der Kette des Ordens vom Goldenen Vlies. Sehr selten. Feld vor dem Gesicht leicht geglättet. Kleiner Randfehler. Vorzüglich-FDC. (kingdom of Hungary, Leopold I, 1657-1705,ten ducats of 1703, Nagybànya mint. Obverse: armored and laureate bust right; reverse: crowned double headed eagle with sword and scepter in its claws, crowned arms on its breast, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Very rare, Field in front of the face slightly tooled. Minor rim nicks, Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
A two ducats and a five ducats (Fr-134) were also issued on this occasion.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 35 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 34.15 g.

Catalog reference: KM A253, Herinek 60. Fr-133.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Jubilee Auction 50, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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