Salzburg 1562 2 ducat Fr-617

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Sincona sale 66, lot 1982
This specimen was lot 1982 in Sincona sale 66 (Zurich, October 2020), where it sold for 1,700 CHF (about US$2,238 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Salzburg, Erzbistum, Johann Jakob Khüen von Belasi, 1560-1586. 2 Dukaten 1562. Gutes sehr schön. (archbishopric of Salzburg, John Jacob Khüen von Belasi, 1560-1586, double ducat of 1562. Good very fine.)"
The Archbishopric of Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state between Bavaria and Austria and usually ruled by a Hapsburg client. Altho expensive, this is the most common gold coin of this archbishop, who also issued twenty ducats (Fr-620) down to single ducats (Fr-616, -619, -632, -635, -637).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, 0.986 fine gold, this specimen 7.00 g.

Catalog reference: Zöttl 532. Fr-617.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 66, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, featuring the Claude Stritt Collection, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2020.

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