Salzburg 1797-M ducat Fr-880

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Sincona sale 4, lot 5350
This specimen was lot 5350 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$665 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Salzburg, Erzbistum Hieronymus von Colloredo, 1722-1803. Dukat 1797. Brustbild in Amtstracht nach rechts. Rv. Wappen auf gekröntem Wappenmantel, unten die Jahreszahl. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Archbishopric of Salzburg, Hieronymus von Colloredo, 1722-1803, ducat of 1797. Obverse: bust to right; reverse: crowned, mantled arms, date below. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
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; this specimen is 3,48 g.

Catalog reference: KM 463, Zöttl 3165. Probszt 2411. Fr-880.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.

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