Salzburg 1569 2 ducat Fr-634

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Künker sale 294, lot 3469
This specimen was lot 3469 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$1,752 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DIE GEISTLICHKEIT IN DEN HABSBURGISCHEN ERBLANDEN, Johann Jakob Khuen von Belasi, 1560-1586. 2 Dukaten 1569, mit Titel Maximilians II. GOLD. Vorzüglich. (Austrian church states, archbishopric of Salzburg, Johann Jakob Khuen von Belasi, 1560-1586, double ducat of 1569, struck in the name of Maximilian II. Extremely fine.)"
The Archbishopric of Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state between Bavaria and Austria and usually ruled by a Hapsburg client. This type is listed for 1568-69; it was accompanied by a single ducat (Fr-635). In the seventeenth century, Salzburg was blessed with a number of productive silver mines and the prince-archbishop was a prolific issuer of coins, particularly thalers. The archbishopric was secularized in 1803 and passed to Austria in 1813.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 6,89 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-634; Zöttl 540.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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