Windischgratz 1732 ducat Fr-906

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1886
This specimen was lot 1886 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 6,000 CHF (about US$7,196 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Windischgrätz, Fürstentum, Leopold Victor Johann, 1727-1746 Dukat 1732. Wien. Von grösster Seltenheit. Vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Windischgratz, Leopold Victor John, 1727-46, ducat of 1732, Vienna mint. Of the highest rarity. Extremely fine.)"
This type was struck for the prince 1732-33 and is indeed rare. It is accompanied by an extremely rare five ducats.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.46 g.

Catalog reference: KM 6, Holzmair 106. Fr-906.

Source:

  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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