Hungary Ducat 1830 to 1848
Gorgeous coin, isn't it Nik? The one in the picture is from LHS Numismatik and it is in beautiful shape. The value is due to the gold content (0.11 troy ounces) plus the collector demand for such a beautiful coin. If a dealer were buying this piece from you, he or she would pay about half the retail price, using that mark-up to keep the dealership solvent.
A good way to evaluate these coins is to first find the value due to gold content, then add value due to collector demand. For gold content, let's say gold is selling for $1470 US dollars per troy ounce. The value of gold changes every day. Look it up on web sites such as kitco.com. For our $1470 per ounce example, 0.11 ounces is worth $160 US dollars. Note that the word 'troy' is often left out when speaking of gold and silver values. This is ok. In this context, 'troy ounce' and 'ounce' are the same.
To the gold value you should add collector value. Here is a rough idea of collector value for these coins:
damaged, cleaned, scratched, used in jewelry: $0 collector value
worn: $50 collector value
average circulated: $75
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $250
These are approximate values. Your coin, Nik, with its hole, scratches, and worn condition, would not be worth much over gold bullion value, or 0.11 times the price of gold. All collector demand has been removed by the wear and damage.
There was a subtle design change between 1835 and 1837. King Ferdinand I of Austria replaced King Franz II, so the coin inscription before 1836 reads Franc I D G and after 1836 reads Ferd I D G.
The series of coins runs from 1830 to 1848. The specific dates on the coins do not make much difference in value. They are all about the same.
CoinQuest thanks LHS Numismatik for use of their coin image.
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Nik, Sun, 30-Aug-2009 12:11:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 16:34:03 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 18-Apr-2015 13:13:44 GMT
Requester description: 1848 one side has emperor Ferdinand I think and inscription is: FERD.I.D.G.AVST.IMP.HVNG B..EX.H.N.V.R.L.V.D.G.L.I.A.A other side has saint Mary with baby and inscription is: S.MARIA.MATER.DEI PATRONA.HVNG.1848. the coin has one hole which is on one side above St. Mary's head and just next to the emperor's head on the other side.
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