Hungary 1869-GYF ducat Fr-238
This specimen was lot 6753 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "HUNGARY. Ducat, 1869-GYF. Karlsburg Mint. PCGS Genuine--Damage, EF Details Secure Holder. Two year type. Bag marks in fields with a few heavier small peck marks, slightly bent. Remaining luster in outer legends. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." This type of 1868-69 is rather scarcer than prior types despite the substantial mintage. Ducats were struck for Hungary as late as 1881.
Recorded mintage: 270,425 plus 106,614 with "KB" mintmark.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-238; KM-448.2; Huszar-2108.
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