Trautson 1634 ducat Fr-897

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Künker sale 294, lot 3478
This specimen was lot 3478 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €5,250 (about US$7,076 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DIE ÖSTERREICHISCHEN STANDESHERREN, TRAUTSON, GRAFEN, Johann Franz, 1621-1663. Dukat 1634. Brustbild r. im geistlichen Gewand//Gekröntes, vierfeldiges Wappen mit Mittelschild. GOLD. RR Attraktives, vorzügliches Exemplar. (Austrian dependencies, county of Trautson, John Francis, 1621-63, ducat of 1634. Obverse: bust right in clerical dress; reverse: quartered arms with escutcheon. Rare, attractive extremely fine example/)"
This rare type is noted for 1634 and 1638. The count's father was given the mint right as a reward for his service to the emperor as governor of Tyrol. All issues from this locality are rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.47 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-897; Holzmair -; Doneb. -, KM 30


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017

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