Transylvania 1711-IFK ducat Fr-507

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Jean Elsen sale 111, lot 1030
Transylvania 1711 ducat rev JElsen 111-1030.jpg
This specimen was lot 1030 in Jean Elsen sale 111 (Brussels, December 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, TRANSYLVANIE (SIEBENBÜRGEN), Joseph Ier (1705-1711), AV ducat, 1711, Hermannstadt (Sibiu). Droit : L'empereur debout à droite, en cuirasse et manteau d'hermine, tenant un sceptre sur l'épaule et le globe crucigère. Revers : Aigle impériale couronnée, avec l'écu de Transylvanie sur la poitrine. A l'exergue, IFK (Johann Franz Kropff). Extrêmement Rare. Superbe. (Holy Roman Empire, Transylvania, Joseph I (1705-11), gold ducat of 1711, Hermannstadt mint. Obverse: the emperor stands, facing right, armored and mantled, holding sword and scepter. Reverse: crowned imperial eagle, with the arms of Transylvania on its breast, monogram "IFK" below. Extremely rare, extremely fine.)"
This rare type is recorded for 1706-11.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.50 g, .986 gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,47 g.

Catalog reference: Resch, 29; Her., 69; Fr-507, KM 532.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 111, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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