Transylvania 1769-HG 2 ducats Fr-541

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From Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 7361
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 7361 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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