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Auction 15  20 Apr 2018
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Starting Price: 300 000 EUR
Price realized: 440 000 EUR

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Francis Joseph I, Austrian Empire
Schemnitz Gulden 1878 (6 1/2 Ducats), Completing the Construction of Drainage Adit Emperor Joseph II
This piece is displayed in the Arthur L. Friedberg & Ira S. Friedberg publication: Gold Coins of the World from ancient times to the present, 7th edition, 2003, p. 372
The only known piece on the market!
Extremely rare!

Franz Joseph I., Kaisertum Österreich
Schemnitzer Gulden 1878 (6 1/2 Dukaten), Goldmedaille auf die Vollendung des Kaiser Josef II.- Erbstollens in Schemnitz
Dieses Stück wird in der Friedberg Publikation - Gold Coins of the World from ancient times to the present, 7th edition, 2003, Seite 372 angezeigt!
Das einzige bekannte Stück!
Von allergrößter Seltenheit!

František Josef I., Rakouské cisařství
Banskoštiavnický zlatník 1878 (6 1/2 Dukát), Dokončení výstavby dědičné štoly císaře Josefa II. v Banské Štiavnici
Tento kus je zobrazen v publikaci Arthur L. Friedberg & Ira S. Friedberg: Gold Coins of the World from ancient times to the present, 7th edition, 2003, str.372
Jediný známý kus na trhu!
RRR! Extrémně vzácný!

Kremnica / Kremnitz, 22,5 g, 29 mm, Au, Frühwald 1910b, Herinek 1132, Valovič 157, Novotný 150b, Friedberg 255, Ex Collection Werkner by Spink-Taisei 45/1993 #349, Good EF / EF

Schemnitz Gulden belongs to the most valuable strikes of Franz Joseph I. reign and is sometimes also described as commemorative Schemnitz Gulden (germ. Schemnitzer Gedenkgulden). It was issued to commemorate the completion of the drainage adit of emperor Joseph II. in 1878. At the occasion of a successful completion of this important mining work lasting 96 years, it was decided to organize a great miner celebration and mint the commemorative medals. According to the information preserved from that period, at the end of 1878 the directory of the mining area sent pattern bronze strikes to the ministry of finance for approval. Only three pattern pieces were minted. The ministry dismissed this pattern strike and recommended to mint the years 1782 and 1878 on the reverse, denoting the years of starting and completion of works. It was also recommended to state the main text in a circular description within a circular strip. The ministry's proposal was immediately executed. The design of the averse with the emperor's portrait was identical with the common guldens, the design of the reverse commemorated the event. The Schemnitz Gulden was issued by the Hungarian royal mint directory in Schemnitz. Golden struck pieces in weight of the contemporary 70 Franks were meant for some important personalities and the silver ones in the weight of one Gulden for mining technicians. Bronze strikes were not minted because of a high price. Copper struck pieces were created instead and distributed among construction workers.
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