Transylvania 1769-HG 2 ducats Fr-541
This specimen was lot 7361 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description noted, "TRANSYLVANIA. 2 Ducat, 1769-H G. Karlsburg Mint. Maria Theresa (1740-80). PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Older veiled and draped bust of Maria Theresa right; Reverse: Crowned double eagle. Nice strike. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." This type was struck 1768-80 but remains expensive. The matching ducat (KM 646) is more affordable.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-541; KM-650; Resch-170.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.