Salzburg 1794-M ducat Fr-880
This specimen was lot 30353 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description noted, "Salzburg. Hieronymous Graf Colloredo gold Ducat 1794-M, MS63 NGC. Obv. Bust of Archbishop right. Rev. Crowned and mantled arms with date below. The prooflike fields retain fully lustrous surfaces. Scarce in this condition." This type, struck 1787-1802, is among the more common German ducats. The archbishopric was secularized in 1803 and passed to Austria in 1813.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 463, Fr-880.
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- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.