Austria 1824-A 4 ducats Fr-462

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Heritage sale 3081, lot 32089
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32089 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $16,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria: Franz II (I) gold 4 Ducat 1824-A MS62 Prooflike NGC, Vienna mint. By far the finest of just two 1824 specimens graded by NGC or PCGS combined - a firmly Prooflike selection with brilliant, reflective fields, its devices delicately frosted. Scattered with contact marks in line with its grade, but surely one of the finest of this type to exist." Unlike the single ducat, which was issued from several branch mints, this type was struck 1816-30 at Vienna only. It has a modified reverse legend from Fr-461.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14 g, 0.986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 2178, Fr-462.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3081, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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